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August 29, 2015

20 Questions, 20 Answers, 20 Seconds Each

You got questions? We got answers.

Newcomers to the Seasteading Movement often ask at least 20 questions, and the average soundbite is 20 seconds, which may be why I was challenged to perform a PechaKucha, a hyper-fast Japanese presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, requiring the speaker to narrate for 6:40 without controlling the slides or showing his face.

The PechaKucha audience pre-submitted 20 questions listed below.

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  1. What’s wrong with governments?
  2. How does seasteading solve this problem?
  3. Won’t governments just form again on the ocean?
  4. Is seasteading realistic?
  5. What if I get seasick?
  6. What about tsunamis?
  7. What about hurricanes?
  8. What if it turns into Waterworld?
  9. Is seasteading safe for my grandma?
  10. How will seasteaders afford health care?
  11. How will seasteads provide water?
  12. Can I afford to live on a seastead?
  13. Can I play golf on a seastead?
  14. Why will floating cities be better than land cities?
  15. What will the laws be on seasteads?
  16. What about pollution?
  17. What about pirates?
  18. What about politics?
  19. Name me one example of a successful seastead.
  20. How will seasteads save the world?

I introduce the seasteading movement, explain the political philosophy, and answer all 20 questions with 20 slides featuring designs from our Floating City Architectural Design contest and 2009 Design Contest.

I hope this video helps set the stage for productive conversations.

Onward to free seas,
Joe Quirk, Aquapreneur Matchmaker