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July 8, 2015

Will cities of the future FLOAT? $167 million project using concrete platforms could be home to 300 people by 2020 (DailyMail, July 8, 2015)

If waking up to a sea breeze and panoramic ocean views is your idea of heaven, you might consider moving to a floating city.

A group of marine biologists, nautical engineers and environmentalists backed by Paypal founder Peter Thiel, plans on building a floating city, or ‘seastead’ as soon as in 2020.

While this may be an ambitious plan, the group has settled on the design and believes semi-independent cities would be the perfect place to try new modes of government and agricultural methods, for example, in a bid to work out how to tackle the world’s problems. [READ FULL ARTICLE]