Monthly Archives: January 2009

London Seasteaders?

I’ve decided I’m going to [a conference]( in Durham (NE UK, close to Scotland) April 1-3. I will probably hit London for a couple days afterwards. I would very much like to give one or more seastead talks while I am in London – or at the very least, do a meetup at a pub. Anyone in London who’d be interested in helping me arrange something? Email

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Seasteading quotes

We’re looking for quotes for the front page that capture the essence of seasteading. Things like:

* “If you want to build a ship, do not drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
* One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – André Gide
* I am interested in politics so that someday I will not have to be interested in politics. – Unknown

Please comment here with your ideas.

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Structure and Policy, Reform and Blank Slates

Jacob Lyles has an [excellent]( [series]( of [posts]( over at Distributed Republic about structural libertarianism and policy libertarianism – the question of whether people should advocate better governmental policies, or entirely different forms of government.

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Poll on TSI online presence

Liz has posted [a poll about our online presence and ways of communicating]( on the seastead LJ community, please fill it out! (You don’t need an LJ account to do so).

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Need help generating speaking engagements and seasteading socials

I will be making a number of trips in 2009 for TSI-related business and speaking engagements, and I need your help to maximize the number of people I can meet and reach on each of these trips. There are two major ways you can help:

1. Get a [talk]( or speaking engagement for me. Groups that might be interested include futurists, transhumanists, libertarians, and engineering & architecture departments at local colleges or universities.

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