Ambassadors / Canada

Francis Brunelle

Montreal, Quebec – Website – Twitter

Francis is a web developer involved in the “Decentralized Web” movement. He’s also a big fan of seasteading!

He completely redesigned the website a few years ago and he continues to help with its maintenance.

Franco Cortese

Niagara Falls, Ontario – LinkedIn

Franco Cortese is a futurist, author, and editor, who has researched and written widely on the subjects of transhumanism, overpopulation, and the solutions to rapid depletion of resources and living space. Among other positions, Franco holds the title of Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Affiliate Researcher at the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, Director of the Canadian Longevity Alliance, and Executive Director of the Center for Transhumanity. He has written for H+ Magazine, the Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology, India Future Society, Serious Wonder, Immortal Life and The Rational Argumentator, and edited a compendium of 150+ essays from more than 40 authors, titled, “Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity.”

As an ambassador, Franco seeks to write about the use of seasteading to minimize the problematic demographic consequences of life-extension therapies.

“I believe that Seasteading, and the construction of Very-Large-Floating-Structures (VLFS) in general, constitutes one of the most promising solution-paradigms for freeing up more living-space and resources. 75% of the earth’s surface area is water; thus seasteading has the potential of increasing available living-space and resource-space by an astounding 300%.”

Mason Leschyna

Ontario – LinkedIn

Mason is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Medicine at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry; he is particularly interested in emergency medicine, including wilderness and remote medicine. He earned a Bachelors of Applied Science in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto with a major in Biomedical Systems Engineering. He is also interested in law and how it can be used to advance, or hinder, human society. Mason is extremely interested in seasteading for both the legal and political as well as technical possibilities it offers and strongly believes it will reshape the future.