NBC News Story: Seastead Village in Paradise?

NBC News reports:

“The village will serve as a showcase and test bed for technologies that will be needed to create much larger floating communities, says Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that is the driving force behind Blue Frontiers. The institute hopes one day to establish full-scale floating cities that could flourish outside the territorial waters of existing nations…

“’The reason we’re able to call it a seastead is that it will be something of a semi-autonomous governmental start-up, under the protection of French Polynesia,’ Quirk says. ‘So they’re allowing us to make this first step, to see if we can establish something spectacular.’ “