Seasteading is building startup communities that float on the ocean with any measure of political autonomy. For a 30-second illustration of the mechanism by which seasteads will solve political problems, check out our video: Welcome to The Seasteading Institute. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Seasteads are environmentally restorative, since you can’t build a permanent floating structure without providing a home for sea life. To learn more about this phenomenon, check out our short videos: Seasteading! Eco-restorative? and Seasteading! Why Not Just Live On a Boat?
The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit organization, based in California. It was founded in 2008 by activist, software engineer and political economic theorist Patri Friedman, grandson of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman, and technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel.