Born and raised near Portland, Oregon, Josiah is always looking to get involved in emerging technologies and entrepreneurial opportunities. He has served his community not only in political arenas, but also by joining local Startup networks, including a new community, the PDX Think Tank. Online, Josiah satisfies his hunger for future studies by moderating forums dedicated to speculation of and discussion regarding emerging technologies and future studies.
“For as long as I can remember I’ve been infatuated with futurist city and government models. My interests in public policy and future studies have fueled my dream of revolutionary infrastructures that enhance civilization and the human experience. Though technology accelerates at an exponential rate, my fear is that governments and legislation are falling behind, even hindering progress… I’ve spent a considerable amount of times studying futurist politics, and now I want to help implement them. I love to spread ideas I’m passionate about, and The Seasteading Institute is one of them.”
Will Chamberlain is a debate coach at the University of Oregon, and a co-author for the Let A Thousand Nations Bloom weblog. He graduated from University of the Pacific in 2010 with a B.A. in economics, and finished his senior year ranked #2 in the nation in NPTE parliamentary debate. In 2009 he worked for The Seasteading Institute as a research associate, and spoke at the 2009 Seasteading Conference on public choice theory and seasteading. He is planning on attending law school beginning in the fall of 2012.
“I believe very firmly in the importance of the seasteading movement, and am happy to be a part of it again. I believe the ambassador role perfectly suits my skillset and I am pleased to advocate for the institute.”