Our planet is suffering from serious environmental problems: coastal flooding due to severe storms caused in part by atmospheric pollution and diminishing natural resources among them. But the seas can be home to a new breed of pioneers, seasteaders, who are willing to homestead the Blue Frontier. Oil platforms and cruise ships already inhabit the waters; now it’s time to take the next step to full-fledged ocean civilizations.
Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman show us how cities built on floating platforms in the ocean will work, and they profile some of the visionaries who are implementing basic concepts of seasteading today.
Seasteading may be visionary, but it already has begun proving the adage that yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science fact.
Welcome to seavilization.
The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit think-tank working to make floating societies a reality. It’s our belief that humanity needs to start looking to the oceans for innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems: rising sea levels, overpopulation, poor governance, and more.