Monthly Archives: January 2009

Seasteads governed as joint-stock corporations?

The strange, weird, [red-pill]( world of political theorist [Mencius Moldbug]( is not the world as I see it. It has far more extremes, more evil, more black-and-white judgments, and more overarching historical themes. But I find it fascinating because it overlaps with my world in places where few others seem to.

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The Law Market

Legal research volunteer Jorge Schmidt pointed me at [this new book]( which describes a trend which seasteading will accelerate:

> Today, a California resident can incorporate her shipping business in Delaware, register her ships in Panama, hire her employees from Hong Kong, place her earnings in an asset-protection trust formed in the Cayman Islands, and enter into a same-sex marriage in Massachusetts or Canada–all the while enjoying the California sunshine and potentially avoiding many facets of the state’s laws.

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Wired article is online!


> Several dozen conference-goers are filing into the Mendocino Room of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Burlingame, a San Francisco suburb, arming themselves with coffee and muffins as they shuffle to their seats. It’s the kind of scene that occurs daily—if not hourly—in the Bay Area, where techies and businesspeople forever squeeze into drab meeting rooms to discuss how they are going to change the world.

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TSI in Wired Magazine

February’s issue of Wired Magazine, which just hit the newsstands, contains an article about TSI starting on page 58. [It is also available online](

It includes a picture of the 200-guest resort platform which MI&T designed for us, and which we patented last week. We weren’t expecting this article for a few more days, and we’ve been working hard on several site changes that we’ll be launching for y’all next week.

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