Help Us Plan Our Strategy!

May 14, 2009 by

Here at TSI, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to improve our strategy. We recently published a [strategy document]( and a [vision timeline](, but these are only the beginning, covering things at a very high level.

We also want results sooner. Our current timeline & strategy describe modest achievements — a prototype seastead built, a successful ocean-based business operating — by the end of 2010. We’ve been thinking in recent weeks that we can, and want to, do better. Continue reading

Detailed Engineering Reports For ClubStead Are Available!

May 12, 2009 by

#### Reports

The [ClubStead]( page has been significantly expanded as the executive summary has been replaced by a series of 7 reports covering a variety of engineering topics. Continue reading

Engineering Q&A Text online

February 10, 2009 by

Alexia sent us a text document with answers to all 19 of the questions from the February YayBoo list. I have added it to the [ClubStead engineering hub](, to which I also added a table of contents, as it is getting quite long.

As a reminder, we also posted [the webcast video]( It is quite boring and the sound is not good, so I really can’t recommend trying to watch it. Continue reading

Engineering Q&A Webcast

February 3, 2009 by

With the release of all the engineering documents on our [ClubStead page](, lots of questions have come up. For example, some people have pointed out that the topside weight and platform load are incompatible, and that there are negative airgaps in some of the big wave scenarios.

We believe strongly in the virtues of transparency, which is why we released the engineering information as soon as we could – right after the patent was filed – even though it isn’t complete. Continue reading

ClubStead Engineering Hub

January 26, 2009 by


I’ve created [a hub for information about our ClubStead hotel/resort design]( It contains all the info posted so far, plus a SketchUp model for you to play with. Continue reading

Engineering report is up!

January 21, 2009 by

MI&T has been burning the midnight oil to get [this engineering report](/files/MIandT040_08_R1_Seastead_Exec_Sum.pdf) out. Continue reading

Site and content updates this week

January 21, 2009 by

Hey everyone. We’ve got several new features launching this week, just in time for the traffic from the Wired Magazine article – [Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap]( Continue reading

Our cost estimates are within the right ballpark!

May 27, 2008 by

As I mentioned in the OTC trip report, there is a huge amount of uncertainty in our cost estimates, because we aren’t sure how the expense of a seastead will compare to that of an oil platform.  Since we believe that the success of seasteading hinges on whether it can be done at a reasonable price, this will be one of our key areas of research this year. Continue reading

OTC 2008 Trip Report

May 12, 2008 by

Patri Friedman’s Trip Report
Offshore Technology Conference
Houston, Texas
May 6-7, 2008.

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April 2, 2008 by

Wayne had an awesome idea today for a demo device we could build in the Bay, we call it the sea-elevator (sealevator?).

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