But does anyone else think it’s weird that on the one hand our vision gets called crazy…and on the other hand, it gets evaluated based on a video game?
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I have has the same experience arguing for privatized police forces. A common argument people have is “that won’t work, look at what happened in the movie Robocop!”
— Sean Hastings “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
I really don’t want to be another person to “poo-poo”, on your parade. Overall, this is a really good “idea”. However, and let get real about this — that’s all it is. Great, you have the money — does that still mean it’s going to work? Great, nobody died — but are you going to bankrupt yourselves and your children’s future on some unobtainable utopian dream?
I don’t think this is a very reasonable viewpoint. All sorts of things happen all over the world that the US doesn’t like. Only a few of them are big enough to get the attention of the US military. The US military does not pay attention to the internal affairs of cruise ships.
Reactions like crlake’s, despite their outrageously unreasonable claims (and unsubstantiated assertions) have one useful side: they lead me to think that it’s a good thing TSI got its initial publicity surge right at the start, rather than later down the road. It’s safer to have operations going on quietly and sanely now, after getting most of the potentially interested people notified, while there is nothing for the knee-jerking destructionists (for lack of a better term to qualify the incredibly negative attitudes some people have displayed regarding seasteading) to focus their attacks on. Imagine the kind of calls they could have made if there was a prototype floated right under their nose in the SF Bay: I can imagine picketting, calls to the municipality to have it sunk with prejudice, smear campaigns and the like. At least with time apathy works in favor of TSI not getting such crazy negative attraction.