The Eight Great Moral Imperatives

Eight short videos featuring eight aquapreneurs who are working to build floating cities to solve global challenges in ways you may find surprising.

When we listen to the sea, we know what our moral imperatives are. Enrich the poor. Cure the Sick. Feed the Hungry. Clean the atmosphere. Restore the oceans. Live in balance with nature. Power the world sustainably. Stop fighting. In these videos, co-author of the forthcoming seasteading book Joe Quirk examines real-life examples of entrepreneurs who are trying to solve humanity’s biggest problems with seasteading solutions.

Enrich the Poor

Could floating nations enrich the poor? Humanitarian Michael Strong thinks they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Cure the Sick

Could floating nations cure the sick? James Clement, biotechnology entrepreneur, thinks they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Feed the Hungry

Could floating nations feed billions? Ricardo Radulovich, an agricultural water scientist, thinks they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Clean the Atmosphere

Could floating nations clean the atmosphere? Algae farmers think they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

The Velella Mariculture Research Project

The Velella Mariculture Research Project is testing an unachored drifter pen in Federal waters (3-150 miles offshore) off the Big Island of Hawaii. This innovative form of mariculture – growing fish in the open ocean – uses cutting edge technology and leaves no environmental footprint. The Velella Project could revolutionize sustainable aquaculture.

Live in Balance with Nature

Could floating nations allow humanity to live in balance with nature? Karina Czapiewska, aquatic engineer, thinks they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Power the World

Could floating nations help power civilization sustainably? Patrick Takahashi, a biochemical engineer, thinks they can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Stop Fighting

Could floating nations help us solve political problems without fighting? Patri Friedman co-founded the Seasteading Institute with billionaire Peter Thiel because he believes we can. The Seasteading Institute fosters the work of aquapreneurs who seek to solve humanity’s most dire emergencies by building floating nations on the sea.

Infographic: How Seasteading Can Improve the World

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