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The Ultimate Seasteading Podcast

“I fell in love immediately.” Talking to the incomparable David Frizzell, Leadership Consultant and host of the Team Guru Podcast, reminded me of how I felt when I first grokked the possibilities of seasteading “It blew the top of my head off,” said David. “And I said I want to be a part of that.” […]

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds “Seasteading”

In 2011, when Randy Hencken first joined The Seasteading Institute, he ran a small campaign to have “seasteading” included in the dictionary. This week, that dream came true. The Dictionaries department at Oxford University Press feature seasteading in their blog post and highlighted the addition on their social media channels. They even made a cute cartoon about seasteading. Less than a […]

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Pitch: Sustainable Floating Free Zones in Dubai

What’s the greatest business opportunity in the world? What’s more valuable than oil? How can spectacular economic growth be sustained? Leaders in Dubai sponsored my trip to answer these questions.   Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) and Vice President and CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), asked Dark […]

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Podcast: Seasteading = Better Than Sustainable

My controversial interview with the Sustainable Communities Summit is now free.   Host Alan James allowed me to talk at length about the entrepreneurs who plan to show the world how to think beyond sustainability – and beyond politics itself. I succeeded in blowing Alan’s mind. You’ll notice several times when I stop talking, he catches his breath for a moment, […]

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“We are the Blue Frontier,” says spokesman for French Polynesia Government

“We have solutions to bring the world.” Spokesman for the French Polynesian government articulates his extraordinary vision for Floating Islands in an unedited spontaneous interview Mere days after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with The Seasteading Institute on behalf of President Fritch, government spokesman and Minister of Housing, Jean-Christophe Bouissou, arrived home to express his global vision for a floating innovation hub on TNTV in Tahiti.And […]

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Government of French Polynesia Signs Agreement with Seasteaders for Floating Island Project

SAN FRANCISCO —  On Friday, January 13, The French Polynesian government officially signed an historic agreement with nonprofit The Seasteading Institute to cooperate on creating legal framework to allow for the development of The Floating Island Project.  The legislation will give the Floating Island Project it’s own “special governing framework” creating an “innovative special economic […]

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Randolph Hencken’s Post-Election Message

Randolph Hencken heads for international waters the day after the US election. As Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute, he’s been invited to attend the exclusive Summit at Sea. There Randy will make a very special announcement. Seasteaders may be on the cusp of launching the first floating islands with significant political autonomy. Want real […]

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Podcast: Robert Ballard & 3D-Printed FLIPsteads

Why haven’t seasteads been built yet? Robert Ballard, famous oceanographer who discovered the RMS Titanic, reminds us every time we talk to him that the technology for stability on the high seas is the RV FLIP, which has been repeatedly deployed on the high seas since 1962. What’s with the 54-year delay? Why, asks Bob, did […]

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Podcast: Texas Lawyer interviews Seavangelist. Politically Fight or Create?

We’ve switched things up for this installment of Seasteading Today. Rather than have Joe Quirk interview a seasteader, our accomplished Board member Susanna Dokupil interviewed Joe. This podcast is an excellent primer on the fundamental world view of seasteading. Joe shares and defends several core tenets of why human capacity is better spent pioneering new societies […]

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