Startup societies have been making immigrants rich for centuries.
Venice, Italy started as a seastead in a marsh. Refugees were tired of war on land, so they built a society on stilts, a startup city-state based not on kings but merchants.
By cooperating to build a new city, they created wealth. Where there is wealth, services are required. And where services are required, people are hired.
Seasteads are no different, and the best way to afford to live on a seastead is to get a job on one.
Seasteads will need people to manage ships traveling from land with food, supplies, and people. They will need people to cultivate and prepare food; service energy, water, and waste systems; care for children; run businesses, exercise security, and even carry out new jobs that are unique to the open ocean.
What made Venice rich was that it started with political independence and access to the sea. It served as the mainspring of modern free enterprise and a showcase for what became known as the Italian renaissance. Are we ready for an ocean renaissance?
Created by Joe Quirk, Jackson Sullivan, and Carly Jackson