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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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Video: Joe Quirk – What is Seasteading?

Originally from Lateline ABC Australia. Transcript: JOE QUIRK, SEASTEAD INSTITUTE: Seasteading is building politically independent cities that float on the ocean. Half the Earth’s surface is unclaimed by any government, so these would be start-up countries on the blue frontier. Seasteaders bring a Silicon Valley sensibility to the problem of governments not innovating sufficiently. And […]

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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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Sustainable Community Summit

[From the desk of Joe Quirk] I want to give you a free pass to an on-line event that offers a sneak preview of the seasteading book – and could also help us earn some funds. I was first captivated by seasteading for its potential to unleash political startups on a mass scale, but when I met the entrepreneurs who plan […]

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2017 – the year seasteading begins

We are on the edge of changing the world. It’s hard for me to believe this is reality. On January 13th, 2017, President Fritch will come to San Francisco from Tahiti to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with us solidifying our agreement to collaborate on developing the first seastead in a lagoon in French Polynesia. We […]

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Video: Prototyping the City of the Future

(Written by Joe Quirk) It’s good to know you can rely on your colleague. While I was headed to Moscow to introduce business leaders to the Floating Island Project (video forthcoming), our friend and partner Greg Delaune, who accompanied us at his own expense to Tahiti to help us present to President Fritch, offered Randy the […]

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Huffington Post: “Oceantop Living in a Seastead – Realistic, Sustainable, and Coming Soon”

Yesterday, Huffington Post contributor James Carli published an accurate article about our endeavor to develop the first seastead in French Polynesia. “Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently announced grand – and expensive – plans for humans to populate Mars in the near future.” Carli writes. Then asks, “But what if there were a more practical way to inhabit another […]

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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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