We need a good name for a collection of seasteads attached together to form a village or city. “A pod of seasteads” (like a group of whales) has been suggested, but I’d like to hear your ideas. “An independence of seasteads”? We could take the name from my proposed festival: “An ephemerisle of seasteads”.
I’ll be at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday & Wednesday next week to listen and learn about the current state of the offshore industry. If anyone else will be there and wants to get together, add a comment or send me an email. If there’s enough interest, maybe we can do a dinner on Tuesday?
A lot of bad things happen in the world, which means there are a lot of options for those who wish to make the world a better place. And there are some consistent patterns to the badness which make some areas more fruitful than others for the advancement of humanity. Arnold Kling writes:
Anyone who has been around the nation-founding subculture long, or read much about it, knows that it is full of scams, hopeless visions, and impracticality. One of the great chroniclers of this is Scamdog, whose website (while not updated much in the past 5 years) has fascinating historical information on projects like Laissez-Faire City. Here’s an excellent page on Why Scams Work:
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