Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Joe Quirk, President of The Seasteading Institute as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…‘ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
Successful societies: a virtuous circle
Could readily available technology solve political stagnation, overpopulation and rising sea levels? Joe Quirk discussed the many advantages of building autonomous cities on our oceans.
Most of the world’s waters belong to no single territory. The Seasteading Institute plans to build new societies on their surface, each one free to make its own laws. The mobility of seasteads would allow communities to grow naturally; seasteaders would vote with their house, joining the most promising societies and leaving those that least suited them. Building on our oceans has an added environmental benefit. Joe explained that seasteads restore aquatic ecosystems, providing a great site for coral and other marine life.
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