The Seasteading Institute July 2011 Newsletter

The Seasteading Institute – July 2011 Newsletter

Greetings Friends of Seasteading,

Our vision for seasteading is to improve government through competition, and my personal talents lie in seeing possibilities and starting initiatives. Many groups and organizations in the past have tried their hand at the audacious task of creating innovative societies, and I saw the possibility for seasteading to powerfully advance this idea with our unique approach. Thus was born The Seasteading Institute in 2008, as a marvelous addition to the practical politics portfolio.

Much important movement-building and research work remains here at the Institute, and we believe there is also important work to be done in the commercial sector, by creating businesses that benefit individuals through better laws. From both a personal and organizational standpoint, the time is right for me to pursue the vision of government innovation by shifting my primary focus to creating new commercial ventures that will complement the work here at the Institute. I look forward to sharing more details about my projects as they become more solid.

I’m excited to announce that I've found a great executive team to take over and continue to grow The Seasteading Institute: Michael Keenan and Randy Hencken. I will stay significantly involved as Chairman of the Board, media and diplomatic spokesperson, and strategic advisor, as well as promoting seasteading through our in-progress book Seasteading: How Ocean Cities Will Reinvent Politics. While it is a bittersweet moment for me, I believe my talents are best suited to continuing to expand our portfolio of ventures, while Michael and Randy have the passion and talent to take The Seasteading Institute to the next level.

Similarly, two other staff members—Max Marty, Director of Business Strategy and Dario Mutabdzija, Director of Legal Strategy—are wrapping up their research and preparing to start Blueseed, a shipsteading venture, as their contribution to expanding the movement. A commercial sector is vital to seasteading progress, and so we’re thrilled that Max and Dario are helping lead the charge to this next frontier for seasteading, and we’re excited to see where their adventure takes them.

As you can see in this newsletter, we have lots of great progress to report, and Michael and Randy will continue to add new programs to advance the seasteading mission. If you’re interested in reading about the details of our motivation for this expansion, the staff and program changes, and the new ventures, this page has more information.

In service of seasteading,
Patri Friedman

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The Seasteading Institute July 2010 Newsletter

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  • TSI News

    • State Of The Floating Micro-Nation Movement: Patri’s Mid-Year Update
    • Sign up for the 2011 Reason Cruise
  • In the World

    • The BP Oil Spill – A Political Engineering Problem Solved by Seasteading
  • Call to Action

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The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter

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>_”Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”_ — Chinese proverb

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* Highlights
* Jim Von Ehr Donates $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute
* Ephemerisle 2010: Making Headway
* Seasteading Conference on a Cruise!

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The Seasteading Institute April 2010 Newsletter

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>_“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress”_

> [Theodore Levitt](

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* Highlights
* TSI 2nd Anniversary April 15th
* Freakonomics Radio Hosts Patri Friedman
* Summer Internships at TSI Announced
* Patri Friedman’s World Tour
* Ephemerisle Newsletter Relaunch

* Poseidon Project

* Awareness & Community
* Membership P

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The Seasteading Institute March 2010 Newsletter

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>_A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching._

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* Highlights
* Double Your Donation
* Engineering Research Published
* 2010 Ephemerisle: Save the Date!
* Hired!

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The Seasteading Institute February 2010 Newsletter

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>_Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore._

>Andre Gide

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* Highlights
* 2009 Conference Videos

* Poseidon Project
* Platform
* Commercial
* Residential

* Donor Profile: John Chisholm

* Awareness & Community
* Membership Program
* Events
* Media
* Book

* Hiring

* Membership

* Special Thanks

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### Second Annual Seasteading Conference Videos

We’re pleased to announce that all of the videos from the

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Happy 2009 From The Seasteading Institute!

2009 End Of Year Email

Happy Holidays from The Seasteading Institute!

It’s been a fantastic journey together in 2009, and thanks to your involvement, commitment, and support, our small organization has continued its rapid growth.

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