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2021
Aug 11

Overcoming the Hurdles to Seasteading

Cato Daily Podcast

Caleb O. Brown

Creating new cities or countries on the ocean has long been just a dream. Is seasteading getting closer. Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute thinks so.

Creating new cities or countries on the ocean has long been just a dream. Is seasteading getting closer. Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute thinks so.

2021
Jun 09

Een onbewoond belastingparadijs met één dissident

De Groene Amsterdammer

Jeroen van Raalt

“En este concepto se utilizan las plataformas marinas y se readaptan para crear ciudades flotantes”

“En este concepto se utilizan las plataformas marinas y se readaptan para crear ciudades flotantes”

2021
Jun 08

Seasteading Creates RPG

Hacker News

keiferski

A discussion with 147 comments in the Hacker News sharing site.

A discussion with 147 comments in the Hacker News sharing site.

2021
Jun 02

Meereshäuser aus Utopia

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Alexandra Wach

“Schritt für Schritt eröffnen sich weitere, mit leichter Hand skizzierte Denkräume, etwa die ultralibertären Pläne für die schwimmende Stadt Seasteading, eine staatenlose Mikrogesellschaft ohne staatliche Regulierung, die der PayPal-Mitbegründer Peter Thiel auf die Landkarte utopischer Inselträume gesetzt hat.”

“Schritt für Schritt eröffnen sich weitere, mit leichter Hand skizzierte Denkräume, etwa die ultralibertären Pläne für die schwimmende Stadt Seasteading, eine staatenlose Mikrogesellschaft ohne staatliche Regulierung, die der PayPal-Mitbegründer Peter Thiel auf die Landkarte utopischer Inselträume gesetzt hat.”

2021
May 27

Seasteading: las ciudades en medio del océano que no pertenecen a ningún país

El Heraldo de Mexico

El Heraldo de Mexico

“En este concepto se utilizan las plataformas marinas y se readaptan para crear ciudades flotantes”

“En este concepto se utilizan las plataformas marinas y se readaptan para crear ciudades flotantes”

2021
May 25

Rêver la ville

La Tribune Partageons L'economie

Patrick Cappelli

“Les transformations profondes que nous connaissons – changement climatique, transformation numérique, mobilités réinventées – vont à coup sûr modifier l’apparence des grandes agglomérations.”

“Les transformations profondes que nous connaissons – changement climatique, transformation numérique, mobilités réinventées – vont à coup sûr modifier l’apparence des grandes agglomérations.”

2021
May 16

В Тихом океане хотят построить государство на воде

Грозный-информ

Грозный-информ

“Территория планеты постоянно застраивается, в некоторых странах уже не хватает места для строительства зданий, поэтому ученые придумывают все новые методы строительства.”

“Территория планеты постоянно застраивается, в некоторых странах уже не хватает места для строительства зданий, поэтому ученые придумывают все новые методы строительства.”

2021
May 15

Elon Musk’s “City-State” on Mars: An International Problem

Modern Diplomacy

Ashley Gjovik

“However, one obstacle for all of them will be navigating international law. Musk already appears to be exploiting many soft spots in international politics, which are no competitor to a ruthless tech titan.”

“However, one obstacle for all of them will be navigating international law. Musk already appears to be exploiting many soft spots in international politics, which are no competitor to a ruthless tech titan.”

2021
May 15

Nunca más me permitiré amar un trabajo: Anna Wiener y otras renegadas de Silicon Valley alzan la voz

El Pais

Noelia Ramirez

“Un grupo de escritoras lidera la rebelión contra la supuesta utopía de progreso en la cultura laboral fomentada desde los gigantes tecnológicos.”

“Un grupo de escritoras lidera la rebelión contra la supuesta utopía de progreso en la cultura laboral fomentada desde los gigantes tecnológicos.”

2021
Apr 27

Seasteads Self-isolation for the Ultra Wealthy

bllnr Singapore

Tara Loader Wilkinson

“The plan is that these will be self-sufficient homes that power themselves, produce their own hydroponic food and electricity, handle their own wastewater treatment, and even be fitted with an underwater coral nursery to support marine life. Air and water drones will courier trash, recycling, packages, food delivery and emergency medical support like defibrillators and medicine.”

“The plan is that these will be self-sufficient homes that power themselves, produce their own hydroponic food and electricity, handle their own wastewater treatment, and even be fitted with an underwater coral nursery to support marine life. Air and water drones will courier trash, recycling, packages, food delivery and emergency medical support like defibrillators and medicine.”

2021
Apr 17

Ten interesting things we read this week

Forbes

Ambit Research

“seasteading essentially starts with the observation that cruise ships exist, and asks whether we could move from a few weeks on the water at a time to semi-permanent habitation on international waters”

“seasteading essentially starts with the observation that cruise ships exist, and asks whether we could move from a few weeks on the water at a time to semi-permanent habitation on international waters”

2021
Apr 06

Le cloud pollue davantage qu’un simple nuage

Siecle Digital

Julia Guinamard

“Le projet Blue Frontiers , porté par le groupe libertarien Seasteading Institute, qui consiste à créer des îles artificielles complètement intégrées à la végétation dans les eaux territoriales françaises, ou la volonté d’ Elon Musk de coloniser Mars…”

“Le projet Blue Frontiers , porté par le groupe libertarien Seasteading Institute, qui consiste à créer des îles artificielles complètement intégrées à la végétation dans les eaux territoriales françaises, ou la volonté d’ Elon Musk de coloniser Mars…”

2021
Apr 06

The Quest for a Floating Utopia

Hakai Magazine

Boyce Upholt

“Elwartowski, a US expat, calls himself the world’s first seasteader. He lived briefly in a pod off the coast of Thailand in 2019, though when he raised the ire of that country’s navy, he fled, becoming an international fugitive. Undeterred, he’s resettled in Panama, ready to try again.”

“Elwartowski, a US expat, calls himself the world’s first seasteader. He lived briefly in a pod off the coast of Thailand in 2019, though when he raised the ire of that country’s navy, he fled, becoming an international fugitive. Undeterred, he’s resettled in Panama, ready to try again.”

2021
Feb 26

Seasteading & Space Colonization: Environmental & Policy Impacts, Part 1

Clean Technica

Jennifer Sensiba

“Whatever the reason for moving, we would be fools to assume that the days of people packing up and leaving established countries to start new ones are over. There is however, one big thing getting in the way of that: we’ve mostly run out of habitable land.”

“Whatever the reason for moving, we would be fools to assume that the days of people packing up and leaving established countries to start new ones are over. There is however, one big thing getting in the way of that: we’ve mostly run out of habitable land.”

2021
Jan 17

U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Enlightenment Salon with Michael Eliot

G. Stolyarov II

G. Stolyarov II

“The U.S. Transhumanist Party invites Michael Eliot, CEO of Ventive Floathouse, to discuss innovations in seasteading and the possibilities for modular ocean structures to become widespread and affordable in the future.”

“The U.S. Transhumanist Party invites Michael Eliot, CEO of Ventive Floathouse, to discuss innovations in seasteading and the possibilities for modular ocean structures to become widespread and affordable in the future.”

2020
Dec 25

Could Floating Cities Be a Haven as Coastlines Submerge?

Scientific American

Daniel Cusick

““Seasteader” housing built on platforms would rise and fall with the tides, but practical challenges are huge”

““Seasteader” housing built on platforms would rise and fall with the tides, but practical challenges are huge”

2020
Dec 10

LFN #64 – Joe Quirk on How Seasteading Will Help Us Find Freedom in an Unfree World

Live Free Now Podcast

John Bush

“Join me for an interesting conversation with Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute. We will talk about how floating cities and oceanic sanctuaries are a potential place for free people to experiment with society building and experimental governance structures.”

“Join me for an interesting conversation with Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute. We will talk about how floating cities and oceanic sanctuaries are a potential place for free people to experiment with society building and experimental governance structures.”

2020
Dec 06

Seasteading: utopian floating cities or safe haven for western pirates?

Green Prophet

Miriam Kresh

“When you think of who inhabits the sea, don’t think of people, you think of fishes. Turtles, dolphins, jellyfish, whales. In Dubai and Oman they have built cities into the sea on fake islands and jetties. But the people at the Seasteading Institute argue that the ocean can become home to sustainable new societies in cities that float.”

“When you think of who inhabits the sea, don’t think of people, you think of fishes. Turtles, dolphins, jellyfish, whales. In Dubai and Oman they have built cities into the sea on fake islands and jetties. But the people at the Seasteading Institute argue that the ocean can become home to sustainable new societies in cities that float.”

2020
Oct 19

Calls for Silicon Valey elites to join floating offices at sea

The Telegraph

Margi Murphy

“The cruise ship has a familiar feel to those employed by Silicon Valley’s technology companies with extensive facilities”

“The cruise ship has a familiar feel to those employed by Silicon Valley’s technology companies with extensive facilities”

2020
Oct 06

Floating Cities on Oceans in Our Future?

Medium

Salman Hasan

“Is there a business case to re-envisioning our cities?”

“Is there a business case to re-envisioning our cities?”

2020
Sep 17

Vote to Float

The Bob Zadek Show

Bob Zadek

“This Sunday, I was joined by two leading experts on “competitive governance” – a truly revolutionary idea that promises to renew freedom of choice and consent of the governed.”

“This Sunday, I was joined by two leading experts on “competitive governance” – a truly revolutionary idea that promises to renew freedom of choice and consent of the governed.”

2020
Aug 26

Episode 30: Seasteading with Joe Quirk

Unshackled Liberty Podcast

Q the Abolitionist

“This is a libertarian variety show where we discuss the value of reducing the role of government in our daily lives.”

“This is a libertarian variety show where we discuss the value of reducing the role of government in our daily lives.”

2020
Aug 25

Entrevista Con Joe Quirk, Presidente De The Seasteading Institute

En Otro Plano

Jorge Lerdo de Tejada

“Crear una sociedad en medio del océano libre de gobiernos nacionales es un nuevo concepto de civilización es lo que propone entre otras cosas el movimiento Seasteading”

“Crear una sociedad en medio del océano libre de gobiernos nacionales es un nuevo concepto de civilización es lo que propone entre otras cosas el movimiento Seasteading”

2020
Jul 25

Seasteading: il futuro è vivere come un baccello nel mare

iO

Paola Piacenza

“Sono i nuovi pionieri. Ma questa volta la frontiera che vogliono conquistare è liquida e le case, ipertecnologiche ed ecosostenibili, sono su palafitte.”

“Sono i nuovi pionieri. Ma questa volta la frontiera che vogliono conquistare è liquida e le case, ipertecnologiche ed ecosostenibili, sono su palafitte.”

2020
Jul 24

Seria possível construir uma cidade no mar? Ativistas estão desenvolvendo o projeto

Bahia

Raphael Minho

“Seria possível construir uma cidade em alto mar? Provavelmente, muitas pessoas digam que não, mas empresários ativistas resolveram desafiar a probabilidade e revolucionar o conceito de civilização que conhecemos.”

“Seria possível construir uma cidade em alto mar? Provavelmente, muitas pessoas digam que não, mas empresários ativistas resolveram desafiar a probabilidade e revolucionar o conceito de civilização que conhecemos.”

2020
Jul 07

Floating Cities the UN's Solution to Land Scarcity or Science Fiction Dream?

Propmodo

Samantha Brown

“Existing floating developments, like those in Victoria, often run on the same power sources as the mainland and require the same access to utilities as land developments. However, the newer, more futuristic floating city models run autonomously on green energy with net zero emissions and actually support marine environments rather than disturb them.”

“Existing floating developments, like those in Victoria, often run on the same power sources as the mainland and require the same access to utilities as land developments. However, the newer, more futuristic floating city models run autonomously on green energy with net zero emissions and actually support marine environments rather than disturb them.”

2020
Jul 01

Joe Quirk Creating a Society at Sea

The Essential

Matt Beaudreau

“Join us for conversations with industry leaders and today’s prominent figures where they answer today’s essential 11 questions about how they obtained success and happiness, and how you can too.”

“Join us for conversations with industry leaders and today’s prominent figures where they answer today’s essential 11 questions about how they obtained success and happiness, and how you can too.”

2020
Jun 27

Tento libertariánský obchodník s Bitcoiny a představitel konceptu seasteading chce postavit město na moři

CryptoSvet

Roman Blecha

Chad Elwartowski, americký softwarový inženýr, který se stal obchodníkem s Bitcoiny, je jedním z předních představitelů konceptu seasteading – libertariánská jednotka, která staví nezávislá plovoucí města na volném moři.

Chad Elwartowski, americký softwarový inženýr, který se stal obchodníkem s Bitcoiny, je jedním z předních představitelů konceptu seasteading – libertariánská jednotka, která staví nezávislá plovoucí města na volném moři.

2020
Jun 25

This libertarian Bitcoin trader wants to build a city on the sea

Decrypt

Adriana Hamacher

“Thanks to the coronavirus, “seasteading” is enjoying a renaissance among the tech elite. But this time, they’re seeking permission.”

“Thanks to the coronavirus, “seasteading” is enjoying a renaissance among the tech elite. But this time, they’re seeking permission.”

2020
Jun 25

Billionaire ‘Seasteading’ Obsessives Believe The Time Is Now [Video]

2 Oceans Vibe

Carrie

“These aren’t your reclaimed plastic, hippy islands, though. “They’re high tech superstructures aimed at sustainable living not dissimilar to the ones that you’ll find in Dubai, or that floating hotel in Sweden, only bigger and aimed at housing entire communities.”

“These aren’t your reclaimed plastic, hippy islands, though. “They’re high tech superstructures aimed at sustainable living not dissimilar to the ones that you’ll find in Dubai, or that floating hotel in Sweden, only bigger and aimed at housing entire communities.”

2020
Jun 25

The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann

Dennis Publishing

Olly Man

What is seasteading?

What is seasteading?

2020
Jun 24

Seasteading: um projeto de vaidade para os ricos ou o futuro da humanidade?

Hypescience

Natasha Romanzoti

“A expressão é um neologismo com as palavras em inglês “sea” (“oceano”) e “homesteading” (“estilo de vida autossuficiente”), um conceito que indica a criação de habitações permanentes no mar, chamadas de “seasteads”, fora dos territórios reivindicados pelos governos de qualquer nação estabelecida.”

“A expressão é um neologismo com as palavras em inglês “sea” (“oceano”) e “homesteading” (“estilo de vida autossuficiente”), um conceito que indica a criação de habitações permanentes no mar, chamadas de “seasteads”, fora dos territórios reivindicados pelos governos de qualquer nação estabelecida.”

2020
Jun 24

Seasteading – a vanity project for the rich or the future of humanity?

The Guardian

Oliver Wainwright

“Seasteading represents the ultimate Silicon Valley approach to governance, conceiving society as a technology that can be hacked and innovated upon as simply as an operating system.”

“Seasteading represents the ultimate Silicon Valley approach to governance, conceiving society as a technology that can be hacked and innovated upon as simply as an operating system.”

2020
Jun 18

Silicon Valley's elite wants yet again to abandon land and live on floating cities in the middle of the ocean that operate outside of existing governments

Business Insider

Katie Canales

The founder of a Silicon Valley think tank promoting the construction of seasteads — or floating cities that operate independently of existing governments — told The Telegraph that he’s seeing an increase in interest.

The founder of a Silicon Valley think tank promoting the construction of seasteads — or floating cities that operate independently of existing governments — told The Telegraph that he’s seeing an increase in interest.

2020
Jun 17

Demand for Charter Cities During Covid-19 Pandemic Grows Exponential - People Desire Semi-Autonomous Zones

Bitcoin.com

Jamie Redman

“For quite some time now, a number of libertarians, bitcoin evangelists, and blockchain entrepreneurs have been promoting the idea of charter cities and seasteading concepts. One such project, Pronomos Capital, has raised $9 million from heavyweight investors like venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Pronomos was incorporated in August by Patri Friedman, as the project is attempting to start sovereign charter cities in developing countries.”

“For quite some time now, a number of libertarians, bitcoin evangelists, and blockchain entrepreneurs have been promoting the idea of charter cities and seasteading concepts. One such project, Pronomos Capital, has raised $9 million from heavyweight investors like venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Pronomos was incorporated in August by Patri Friedman, as the project is attempting to start sovereign charter cities in developing countries.”

2020
Jun 17

A good time to live on the ocean? 'Seasteaders' double down during pandemic

NBC News

David Ingram

The seasteading community has for years pushed the futuristic idea that living in independent, human-made communities on the ocean is the way to move society forward.

And what better time than a pandemic.

“The safest place to be in a pandemic is a seastead,” said Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, an organization based in San Francisco that promotes the creation of new living spaces on the high seas or on far-flung islands.

The seasteading community has for years pushed the futuristic idea that living in independent, human-made communities on the ocean is the way to move society forward.

And what better time than a pandemic.

“The safest place to be in a pandemic is a seastead,” said Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, an organization based in San Francisco that promotes the creation of new living spaces on the high seas or on far-flung islands.

2020
Jun 16

Abandon land for a less-taxing life

The Times

James Dean

“Today, as the vision of a world without rules seems more enticing than ever, that movement is receiving a boost, according to proponents in Silicon Valley, where closed offices have prompted a remote working revolution. And you cannot get more remote than the sea.”

“Today, as the vision of a world without rules seems more enticing than ever, that movement is receiving a boost, according to proponents in Silicon Valley, where closed offices have prompted a remote working revolution. And you cannot get more remote than the sea.”

2020
Jun 16

Silicon Valley tech tycoons are moving to futuristic sea abodes

Tatler

Annabel Sampson

To the sea! Health – and financial – gains to be found in state of the art seasteads, that have seen a surge in interest amidst the pandemic, as workers go remote

To the sea! Health – and financial – gains to be found in state of the art seasteads, that have seen a surge in interest amidst the pandemic, as workers go remote

2020
Jun 15

Silicon Valley elites plan to quit terra firma for seasteading communities

The Telegraph

Margi Murphy

The politically autonomous dwellings based in international waters have long held an appeal for those in thrall to disrupting the status quo

The politically autonomous dwellings based in international waters have long held an appeal for those in thrall to disrupting the status quo

2020
May 15

Ephemerisle is Burning Man on boats in the Sacramento River Delta – San Francisco Chronicle

Futurist Transhuman News Blog

Futurist Transhuman News Blog

“But launching full-fledged atolls on the rollicking Pacific would have demanded a level of engineering savvy and, in Ephemerisle parlance, saltiness that participants just didnt have. So Friedman and a large group of friends settled on an out-of-the-way estuary a short drive from San Francisco where currents are chill, access is easy and boat traffic is minimal.”

“But launching full-fledged atolls on the rollicking Pacific would have demanded a level of engineering savvy and, in Ephemerisle parlance, saltiness that participants just didnt have. So Friedman and a large group of friends settled on an out-of-the-way estuary a short drive from San Francisco where currents are chill, access is easy and boat traffic is minimal.”

2020
Mar 30

How Coronavirus will change the entrepreneurial opportunity landscape

The Business Model Scholar

The Business Model Scholar

“These floating cities, also called startup countries or seasteads, (would) offer open spaces for experimenting with new societies and unregulated innovation and new models of governance.”

“These floating cities, also called startup countries or seasteads, (would) offer open spaces for experimenting with new societies and unregulated innovation and new models of governance.”

2020
Mar 02

Billionaires’ biggest vanity projects

Love Money

Frances Carruthers

Despite including only a very small blurb about seasteading in this article, Carruthers manages to squeeze in multiple errors. Thiel was not involved with the Floating Island Project in French Polynesia, and The Seasteading Institute wasn’t planning to build a floating “city” there.

Despite including only a very small blurb about seasteading in this article, Carruthers manages to squeeze in multiple errors. Thiel was not involved with the Floating Island Project in French Polynesia, and The Seasteading Institute wasn’t planning to build a floating “city” there.

2020
Feb 18

Are Floating Hotels, Office Buildings the Answer to Rising Sea Levels?

The Wall Street Journal

Konrad Putzier

“More developers see waterborne structures as a way to alleviate housing shortages and to support temporary events like the 2022 soccerWorld Cup”

“More developers see waterborne structures as a way to alleviate housing shortages and to support temporary events like the 2022 soccerWorld Cup”

2019
Dec 27

จาก Refugee ถึง Seasteading และ Human Flow “คนไร้บ้าน” ถูกบังคับ หรือสมัครใจ

Salika

Jankkrit Siririn

“From the issue of Refugee to the Seasteading case, it reminds me of a movie. Is a documentary movie That has been questioned as “homeless” or homeless , they are “forced” or “voluntarily””

“From the issue of Refugee to the Seasteading case, it reminds me of a movie. Is a documentary movie That has been questioned as “homeless” or homeless , they are “forced” or “voluntarily””

2019
Dec 27

Noisy birds to holograms, eight curious property rights debates in 2019

Place

Rina Chandran

“Here is a look at eight property rights disputes that broke new ground in 2019”

“Here is a look at eight property rights disputes that broke new ground in 2019”

2019
Dec 23

Seasteading! How About Living On The Sea?

The Gold Collar Investor

Pancham Gupta

“Can seasteading create a free, stable society and thus, spur innovation? Tune in to learn more.”

“Can seasteading create a free, stable society and thus, spur innovation? Tune in to learn more.”

2019
Dec 20

The Hottest New Thing in Seasteading Is Land

Bloomberg

Lizette Chapman

“Patri Friedman is sick of the jokes about floating tax havens.”

“Patri Friedman is sick of the jokes about floating tax havens.”

2019
Nov 04

Titus Gebel Discusses His Legal Proposals for Free Private Cities

The Bob Murphy Show

Robert Murphy

“Bob discusses Titus’ proposal and how it differs from other types of abstract libertarian theorizing.”

“Bob discusses Titus’ proposal and how it differs from other types of abstract libertarian theorizing.”

2019
Nov 01

How Two Seasteaders Wound Up Marked for Death

Reason

Brian Doherty

“If a tiny floating cottage brought down the wrath of the Thai navy, is there any hope for stateless life at sea?”

“If a tiny floating cottage brought down the wrath of the Thai navy, is there any hope for stateless life at sea?”

2019
Oct 23

Waterworld? Floating Cities Turn Hollywood Sci-Fi Into Reality As Sea Levels Rise

Forbes

Wade Shepard

“Floating cities lose a little clarity in their nomenclature. When we talk about floating cities we’re generally not really talking about entire cities floating around on the open ocean, but a series of interconnected platforms that are moored to the seabed a short distance out from shore.”

“Floating cities lose a little clarity in their nomenclature. When we talk about floating cities we’re generally not really talking about entire cities floating around on the open ocean, but a series of interconnected platforms that are moored to the seabed a short distance out from shore.”

2019
Oct 17

Andrew Yang Injected Silicon Valley’s Favorite Economic Idea Into The Democratic Debate. Silicon Valley Isn’t So Happy About That.

Buzzfeed News

Alex Kantrowitz

“Universal basic income seems like an idea whose time has come — except to some of the very people pushing the idea in the first place.”

“Universal basic income seems like an idea whose time has come — except to some of the very people pushing the idea in the first place.”

2019
Oct 03

Future ahoy: Are you ready to live in a floating city?

San Franciso Chronicle

Gregory Thomas

“When the ice caps melt, covering the earth with water, and Kevin Costner sails the seas alone, wearing a set of fish gills and a hardened scowl, the rest of us will be happily content, living comfortably on fancy floating city-states. No fighting cigarette-crazed pirates on greasy Jet Skis, just lazing like frogs on teched-out lily pads.”

“When the ice caps melt, covering the earth with water, and Kevin Costner sails the seas alone, wearing a set of fish gills and a hardened scowl, the rest of us will be happily content, living comfortably on fancy floating city-states. No fighting cigarette-crazed pirates on greasy Jet Skis, just lazing like frogs on teched-out lily pads.”

2019
Sep 25

Start Your Own Country!

Reason

John Stossel

“Unfortunately, most of the world’s land is controlled by rapacious governments unwilling to let others experiment. But fortunately, that still leaves oceans.”

“Unfortunately, most of the world’s land is controlled by rapacious governments unwilling to let others experiment. But fortunately, that still leaves oceans.”

2019
Sep 24

Stossel: Live Free at Sea

Reason

John Stossel

“How can we live free? Governments impose rules and control all land on earth.”

“How can we live free? Governments impose rules and control all land on earth.”

2019
Aug 15

Podcast: Seasteading – Investing Opportunities on the High Seas

The Real Estate Guys

Robert Helms and Russell Gray

“This show’s a little quirky … in more ways than one!

“Imagine owning real estate without the dirt …”

“This show’s a little quirky … in more ways than one!

“Imagine owning real estate without the dirt …”

2019
Jun 12

I study floating cities. I’m convinced offshore living is the future

Fast Company

Nathalie Mezza-Garcia

It may sound counterintuitive, but floating architecture provides two big advantages. First, it creates “land” that moves with the waves and thus is resilient in the face of flooding. Second, it allows cities to expand their pressurized coastal urban spaces.

It may sound counterintuitive, but floating architecture provides two big advantages. First, it creates “land” that moves with the waves and thus is resilient in the face of flooding. Second, it allows cities to expand their pressurized coastal urban spaces.

2019
May 29

Luxury Bunkers for the End of the World

Slate

April Glaser and Max Read

“Growing fears about natural disasters, nuclear war, and a slew of other threats are causing people to buy fancy underground apartments.”

“Growing fears about natural disasters, nuclear war, and a slew of other threats are causing people to buy fancy underground apartments.”

2019
May 27

Floating cities are getting far closer to reality than ever before — but they won't be the libertarian utopias billionaires have proposed

Business Insider

Aria Bendix

“It’s been about 13 centuries since Homer envisioned a mythical floating city surrounded by “unbreakable bronze.” The idea has generally remained the province of myth since then — until last month.”

“It’s been about 13 centuries since Homer envisioned a mythical floating city surrounded by “unbreakable bronze.” The idea has generally remained the province of myth since then — until last month.”

2019
May 08

The World’s First Seasteaders Are Now on the Run for Their Lives

FEE

Brittany Hunter

“The only radical action taken by Chad Elwartowski and Supranee Thepdet was their decision to live together in such a small space at the edge of the ocean.”

“The only radical action taken by Chad Elwartowski and Supranee Thepdet was their decision to live together in such a small space at the edge of the ocean.”

2019
May 06

“Seasteading” and National Sovereignty in the Caribbean

St. Lucia The Star

Ed Kennedy

“By many measures the Caribbean region offers more freedom to aspiring ‘citizens of the world’ than anywhere else on the planet.”

“By many measures the Caribbean region offers more freedom to aspiring ‘citizens of the world’ than anywhere else on the planet.”

2019
May 01

Tecumseh seasteader and girlfriend safe but still on the run from Thai authorities

Daily Telegra

Dmitriy Shapiro

“A Tecumseh native and his girlfriend remain safe but still on the run from authorities in Thailand after the couple’s seasteading venture ran afoul of the country’s government.”

“A Tecumseh native and his girlfriend remain safe but still on the run from authorities in Thailand after the couple’s seasteading venture ran afoul of the country’s government.”

2019
May 01

Seasteading Goes Adrift

Slate

Joshua Keating

“The libertarian movement to build independent nations on floating platforms has hit a few snags.”

“The libertarian movement to build independent nations on floating platforms has hit a few snags.”

2019
Apr 29

Elon Musk Gets Some New Twitter Rules

Bloomberg Opinion

Matt Levine

Also Bayer, Schwab, personal finance and seasteading.

Also Bayer, Schwab, personal finance and seasteading.

2019
Apr 28

A Libertarian Nirvana at Sea Runs Into a Stubborn Opponent: the Thai Navy

The Wall Street Journal

James Hookway

“American software engineer Chad Elwartowski thought he had found the perfect refuge from the long arm of meddlesome, overbearing governments. It was a home floating in the turquoise waters far off the coasts of Thailand and Indonesia.”

“American software engineer Chad Elwartowski thought he had found the perfect refuge from the long arm of meddlesome, overbearing governments. It was a home floating in the turquoise waters far off the coasts of Thailand and Indonesia.”

2019
Apr 27

Bitcoin Trading Volume Surges 250% In Thailand After ‘seasteading’ Fiasco

Bitcoinist

Matthew North

“An illegal ‘seasteading’ home belonging to a Bitcoin-rich couple was towed by the Thai navy. Meanwhile, the publicity of the event has caused Bitcoin volumes to soar in Thailand.”

“An illegal ‘seasteading’ home belonging to a Bitcoin-rich couple was towed by the Thai navy. Meanwhile, the publicity of the event has caused Bitcoin volumes to soar in Thailand.”

2019
Apr 25

Seasteading Movement Seeks To Build Floating Cities

Nanalyze

Nanalyze

“There’s a movement by a group of aqua pioneers that wants to build eco-friendly, self-governing floating cities called seasteading.”

“There’s a movement by a group of aqua pioneers that wants to build eco-friendly, self-governing floating cities called seasteading.”

2019
Apr 25

Chad Elwartowski: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heavy

Stephanie Dube Dwilson

“Chad Elwartowski, an American Bitcoin trader, may be facing the death penalty in Thailand after his “seasteadding” 15 miles off the coast of Thailand got him in trouble with authorities.”

“Chad Elwartowski, an American Bitcoin trader, may be facing the death penalty in Thailand after his “seasteadding” 15 miles off the coast of Thailand got him in trouble with authorities.”

2019
Apr 24

Seastead lifted ashore at Phuket port

Bangkok Post

Achadthaya Chuenniran

“The detached floating seastead cabin was lifted from the sea and placed on dry land for police inspection as authorities gather evidence to take legal action against the US-Thai couple.”

“The detached floating seastead cabin was lifted from the sea and placed on dry land for police inspection as authorities gather evidence to take legal action against the US-Thai couple.”

2019
Apr 22

Thai navy tows floating home of fugitive U.S. 'seasteader'

Reuters

Panu Wongcha-um

“Thailand’s navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home.”

“Thailand’s navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home.”

2019
Apr 20

US bitcoin trader and girlfriend could face death penalty over Thai 'seastead'

CNN

Rob Picheta and Kocha Olarn

“An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand’s sovereignty by building and living in a “sea home” off the coast of Phuket.”

“An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand’s sovereignty by building and living in a “sea home” off the coast of Phuket.”

2019
Apr 20

The “freest person in the world” faces a possible death penalty in Thailand

Quartz

Daniel Wolfe

“A pirate’s life ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be: A bitcoin couple is sought by Thai authorities after trying to make a lawless, tax-free home on the sea outside Phuket island.”

“A pirate’s life ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be: A bitcoin couple is sought by Thai authorities after trying to make a lawless, tax-free home on the sea outside Phuket island.”

2019
Apr 18

Thailand Says US Man's Seasteading Home Violates Sovereignty

Newsmax World

AP

“Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the “seasteading” movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation’s laws.”

“Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the “seasteading” movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation’s laws.”

2019
Apr 18

This is why the Thai navy busted a ‘seasteading’ American

NY Times

Grant Peck

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the “seasteading” movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation’s laws.

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the “seasteading” movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation’s laws.

2019
Apr 18

Bitcoin couple may face death penalty in Thailand over 'seasteading' effort

Fox News

Travis Fedschun

A dream to live at sea has left an American Bitcoin investor and his Thai partner in hot water with officials in Thailand, and the two may face life in prison or death over violating the country’s sovereignty.

A dream to live at sea has left an American Bitcoin investor and his Thai partner in hot water with officials in Thailand, and the two may face life in prison or death over violating the country’s sovereignty.

2019
Apr 17

Navy to remove 'seasteading' floating home off Phuket coas

Bangkok Post

Achadthaya Chuenniran

“Floating living platform deemed ‘threat to sovereignty'”

“Floating living platform deemed ‘threat to sovereignty'”

2019
Apr 16

American, Thai partner in hiding, fearful of charges for seastead south of Phuket

The Phuket News

The Phuket News

“An American man and his Thai partner say they are in hiding from Thai authorities and are fearful for their lives after the Royal Thai Navy filed a police complaint against them over a “seastead” living platform built in the waters more than 40 kilometres south of Phuket.”

“An American man and his Thai partner say they are in hiding from Thai authorities and are fearful for their lives after the Royal Thai Navy filed a police complaint against them over a “seastead” living platform built in the waters more than 40 kilometres south of Phuket.”

2019
Apr 15

Seasteading Bitcoin Fans Say They're 'On the Run' From Thai Government

Vice

Jordan Pearson

“The ‘first seasteaders’ wanted a new life free from national laws, now they say they’re on the run after reports of criminal charges related to their waterborne structure.”

“The ‘first seasteaders’ wanted a new life free from national laws, now they say they’re on the run after reports of criminal charges related to their waterborne structure.”

2019
Apr 15

UN Brings Back Controversial Floating City Concept

Engineering.com

Emily Pollock

“The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has embraced the concept of floating cities as a solution for housing and climate change. At its High-Level Round Table on Sustainable Floating Cities on April 3, scientists and politicians discussed a city designed to ride out floods and storms atop the waves.”

“The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has embraced the concept of floating cities as a solution for housing and climate change. At its High-Level Round Table on Sustainable Floating Cities on April 3, scientists and politicians discussed a city designed to ride out floods and storms atop the waves.”

2019
Apr 15

Thai Government Takes Over Seastead Near the Thai Coast

Reason

Brian Doherty

“The Thai government thinks floating around just outside its territorial waters could justify a death sentence for seasteaders.”

“The Thai government thinks floating around just outside its territorial waters could justify a death sentence for seasteaders.”

2019
Apr 14

Seastead couple in crosshairs

Bangkok Post

Achadthaya Chuenniran and Chairith Yonpiam

“Navy complaint over ‘living platform'”

“Navy complaint over ‘living platform'”

2019
Apr 05

Sea Levels Are Rising. Time to Build ... Floating Cities?

Wired

Daniel Oberhaus

If climate change ends up coming for your home, you could move inland. Or you could decamp to tessellated platforms floating on the ocean.

If climate change ends up coming for your home, you could move inland. Or you could decamp to tessellated platforms floating on the ocean.

2019
Mar 08

Seasteading Starts Small Off Coast of Thailand, but It Is Starting

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Chad Elwartowski sees the spar beneath his seastead as a floating middle finger to those who “want to control other people’s lives through force.””

“Chad Elwartowski sees the spar beneath his seastead as a floating middle finger to those who “want to control other people’s lives through force.””

2019
Mar 03

Bitcoin Early Adopters Build Seasteading Home off the Coast of Thailand

Bitcoin.com

Av

Interest in cryptocurrency is often interlinked with a passion for personal freedom and a desire to shape the future for the better. A recent example of this is a team of Bitcoin early adopters who are building a seasteading home off the coast of Thailand.

Interest in cryptocurrency is often interlinked with a passion for personal freedom and a desire to shape the future for the better. A recent example of this is a team of Bitcoin early adopters who are building a seasteading home off the coast of Thailand.

2019
Mar 01

First Seastead in International Waters Now Occupied, Thanks to Bitcoin Wealth

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Two libertarians now have a private home off the coast of Thailand-proof of concept for a world of more competitive governance and greater ocean environmental health.”

“Two libertarians now have a private home off the coast of Thailand-proof of concept for a world of more competitive governance and greater ocean environmental health.”

2019
Feb 26

Could The Seas Be The Next Real Estate Frontier?

Azure Azure

Walter Raymond

“A project of floating cities, by the Seasteading Institute, is offering an alternative version of future housing. It’s much less dramatic than the Kevin Costner film and depends on the expertise of a global and diverse team of marine biologists, nautical engineers, farmers, medical researchers, investors, environmentalists and artists.”

“A project of floating cities, by the Seasteading Institute, is offering an alternative version of future housing. It’s much less dramatic than the Kevin Costner film and depends on the expertise of a global and diverse team of marine biologists, nautical engineers, farmers, medical researchers, investors, environmentalists and artists.”

2019
Feb 23

Seasteading: The Reality TV Show

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Count on Reason to keep you way ahead of the pop-cultural curve: I first profiled the Seasteading movement back in 2009, and then reported from the first and second iterations of a still-ongoing annual water-based festival spun off from the movement, Ephemerisle.”

“Count on Reason to keep you way ahead of the pop-cultural curve: I first profiled the Seasteading movement back in 2009, and then reported from the first and second iterations of a still-ongoing annual water-based festival spun off from the movement, Ephemerisle.”

2019
Feb 12

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm – new leaders, abilities and units

VG 24/7

Lauren Aitken

“The addition of the Future Era is to show players how their world and civilizations can be affected by fossil fuels, overpopulation and the invention of new technologies such as carbon recapture and seasteading as the mainland becomes more inhospitable.”

“The addition of the Future Era is to show players how their world and civilizations can be affected by fossil fuels, overpopulation and the invention of new technologies such as carbon recapture and seasteading as the mainland becomes more inhospitable.”

2019
Jan 04

The blue economy and seasteading: A key growth driver for Singapore

The Buisness Times

Yap Shi Wen

“With infrastructure the primary cost of floating charter cities, the city-state is home to major investors with deep experience in property, maritime and infrastructure ventures.”

“With infrastructure the primary cost of floating charter cities, the city-state is home to major investors with deep experience in property, maritime and infrastructure ventures.”

2018
Dec 10

Will Seasteading Create the First Non-Violent Nations?

Foundation for Economic Education

David Gornoski

“An ocean-platform community voluntarily funded and organized, if successful, is a monumental event in human anthropology.”

“An ocean-platform community voluntarily funded and organized, if successful, is a monumental event in human anthropology.”

2018
Nov 16

How Seasteading Can Change The Environment And Society For The Better

The Federalist

Robert Zubrin

“[T]hey are fully aware of the damage that modern industrial society is inflicting on wildlife in the oceans, forcefully making points about issues such as pollution and depletion of fish stocks that environmentalists frequently make. But rather than use these issues to make an ecological case against human progress, they make one for it.”

“[T]hey are fully aware of the damage that modern industrial society is inflicting on wildlife in the oceans, forcefully making points about issues such as pollution and depletion of fish stocks that environmentalists frequently make. But rather than use these issues to make an ecological case against human progress, they make one for it.”

2018
Nov 10

Beyond democracy: could seasteads and cryptocurrencies replace the nation state?

The Spectator

Patri Friedman

“Democracy is regarded as the best form of government there is. But it isn’t working too well and start-up societies could be the answer”

“Democracy is regarded as the best form of government there is. But it isn’t working too well and start-up societies could be the answer”

2018
Nov 08

Sailing Towards Sustainability

Strata

Kabeia Rineaki Brock Sutton Allen

“The very act of living on the ocean naturally engenders a lifestyle that respects an environment that one cannot run from. When you’re living on the ocean you are forced to live within its limitations and constantly consider and factor your environmental footprint.”

“The very act of living on the ocean naturally engenders a lifestyle that respects an environment that one cannot run from. When you’re living on the ocean you are forced to live within its limitations and constantly consider and factor your environmental footprint.”

2018
Sep 10

Seasteading: This Isn’t Planet Earth

Mithila Review

Joe Quirk

If nine billion of us are to survive in 2050, we are charged with six moral imperatives as ancient as they are urgent:

feed the hungry, enrich the poor, cure the sick, restore the environment, power civilization sustainably, and live in peace.

If nine billion of us are to survive in 2050, we are charged with six moral imperatives as ancient as they are urgent:

feed the hungry, enrich the poor, cure the sick, restore the environment, power civilization sustainably, and live in peace.

2018
Sep 07

All aboard: Are these the cities of the future?

9 News

A Current Affair Staff 8

“There could be an innovative solution to the problem of congestion and overcrowding in Aussie cities – but it might be a long way off. A California-based non-profit, The Seasteading Institute, is floating the idea of “Seasteads” – ocean-borne cities that will give people opportunities to peacefully test new ideas about living together.”

“There could be an innovative solution to the problem of congestion and overcrowding in Aussie cities – but it might be a long way off. A California-based non-profit, The Seasteading Institute, is floating the idea of “Seasteads” – ocean-borne cities that will give people opportunities to peacefully test new ideas about living together.”

2018
Aug 23

Your Climate Change Survival Plan

Medium

Starre Julia Vartan

Seasteading as a concept is still in its early stages, and working with existing countries are part of what Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research inspired the Blue Frontiers project, calls “strategic incrementalism towards autonomy.”

Seasteading as a concept is still in its early stages, and working with existing countries are part of what Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research inspired the Blue Frontiers project, calls “strategic incrementalism towards autonomy.”

2018
Jul 27

Seasteading and Health Care: Islands of Innovation

Foundation for Economic Education

Brittany Hunter

“Innovation in health care is woefully lacking and government red tape is largely to blame, but seasteading just might be a way to circumvent bureaucracy without sacrificing quality.”

“Innovation in health care is woefully lacking and government red tape is largely to blame, but seasteading just might be a way to circumvent bureaucracy without sacrificing quality.”

2018
Jul 23

Seasteading: An interview with Joe Quirk, President of the Seasteading Institute.

Charter Cities Institute Blog

Dr. Mark Lutter

“Seasteading is not a plan for society. Seasteading is a technology for anybody to try their own society. The Seasteading Institute takes no position on what kind of societies should be formed. We foster the research and technology for individuals to try their own societies.”

“Seasteading is not a plan for society. Seasteading is a technology for anybody to try their own society. The Seasteading Institute takes no position on what kind of societies should be formed. We foster the research and technology for individuals to try their own societies.”

2018
Jul 17

Floating City: A Sci-Fi Trope Or A Salvation For Many Nations?

WhatsOrb

Ariana M

“Mr Quirk’s plans are truly ambitious when it comes to making these islands self-sufficient and sustainable. The islands will be built on floating panels that will help regenerate coral reefs and reverse coral bleaching.”

“Mr Quirk’s plans are truly ambitious when it comes to making these islands self-sufficient and sustainable. The islands will be built on floating panels that will help regenerate coral reefs and reverse coral bleaching.”

2018
Jul 10

Floating Island Crypto Nation Aims for New Way of Governance

News BTC

News BTC

“The worlds first autonomous floating island nation-state is set to be completed by 2022 and has begun selling the cryptocurrency intended to drive the project today.”

“The worlds first autonomous floating island nation-state is set to be completed by 2022 and has begun selling the cryptocurrency intended to drive the project today.”

2018
Jul 09

World's first floating nation begins selling its own 'Vayron' cryptocurrency ahead of 2022 launch in the Pacific Ocean

Daily Mail

Mark Prigg

“Investors can now take part in a presale of Vayron, the cryptocurrency the Seasteading Institute, the organisation behind the plan, will use.”

“Investors can now take part in a presale of Vayron, the cryptocurrency the Seasteading Institute, the organisation behind the plan, will use.”

2018
Jul 07

Blue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Next Big Future

Brian Wang

“Investors can now take part in a presale of Vayron, the cryptocurrency the Seasteading Institute, the organisation behind the plan, will use.”

“Investors can now take part in a presale of Vayron, the cryptocurrency the Seasteading Institute, the organisation behind the plan, will use.”

2018
Jul 06

This floating ‘utopia’ will have its own government and cryptocurrency by 2022 – to beat rising sea levels

The Sun

Saqib Shah

“The company behind the floating city just started selling its virtual currency that will let you buy homes and businesses on its “eco-friendly” hideaway”

“The company behind the floating city just started selling its virtual currency that will let you buy homes and businesses on its “eco-friendly” hideaway”

2018
Jul 06

A pilot project for a new libertarian floating city will have 300 homes, its own government, and its own cryptocurrency

Business Insider

Leanna Garfield

“Joe Quirk ‘hopes that the city will serve as ‘an incubation hub to develop wave energy generation technologies, floating solar, materials science, algae-based food and fuel, sea water air conditioning (SWAC), desalination, and marine education.'”

“Joe Quirk ‘hopes that the city will serve as ‘an incubation hub to develop wave energy generation technologies, floating solar, materials science, algae-based food and fuel, sea water air conditioning (SWAC), desalination, and marine education.'”

2018
Jun 16

Could floating cities be a lifeline for Pacific nations?

RNZ

ABC

“French Polynesia could become the location of the world’s first floating city as early as 2022 – says the co-founder of a non-profit think tank.”

“French Polynesia could become the location of the world’s first floating city as early as 2022 – says the co-founder of a non-profit think tank.”

2018
Jun 16

Seasteading: could artificial floating cities be a lifeline for low-lying Pacific nations?

The Science Show

Carl Smith

Carl Smith puts the idea of ‘seasteading’ under the microscope, and digs through the history of Australia’s pioneering floating hotel project.

Carl Smith puts the idea of ‘seasteading’ under the microscope, and digs through the history of Australia’s pioneering floating hotel project.

2018
Jun 15

Is 'seasteading' a delusion or could floating cities be a lifeline for Pacific nations?

ABC Science

Carl Smith

“The proposed location is a calm, circular Tahitian atoll.

“The water is shallow and protected from damaging waves. Bobbing up and down in the lagoon are futuristic floating dwellings with clean lines and grass-covered roofs.”

“The proposed location is a calm, circular Tahitian atoll.

“The water is shallow and protected from damaging waves. Bobbing up and down in the lagoon are futuristic floating dwellings with clean lines and grass-covered roofs.”

2018
Jun 11

Floating island backers say French Polynesia project still on

Radio New Zealand

RNZ

“The project’s backers said they were still in talks with the government which earlier said a deal was void.”

“The project’s backers said they were still in talks with the government which earlier said a deal was void.”

2018
Apr 05

Does humanity's future lie out at sea?

BBC

Somethin' Else

“Forget Mars… in the future, humanity will live at sea argues Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute.”

“Forget Mars… in the future, humanity will live at sea argues Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute.”

2018
Mar 23

The Landscape Of Innovative Governance

Jacobite

Mark Lutter

“People in the innovative governance space have long been thinking about creating city states, experimenting with and improving models for territorial governance. The result is not just a lack of progress in the past six years, but backsliding.”

“People in the innovative governance space have long been thinking about creating city states, experimenting with and improving models for territorial governance. The result is not just a lack of progress in the past six years, but backsliding.”

2018
Mar 19

Seasteading Progress May Be Halted in French Polynesia

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Last year, the government of French Polynesia adopted a Memorandum of Understanding that said it would look into the prospects of allowing a seastead to be built near one of its islands. “Seasteads” are artificially created island polities that can experiment with different rules and add a level of competition to government.”

“Last year, the government of French Polynesia adopted a Memorandum of Understanding that said it would look into the prospects of allowing a seastead to be built near one of its islands. “Seasteads” are artificially created island polities that can experiment with different rules and add a level of competition to government.”

2018
Feb 26

Selling Sovereignty on the Retail Level

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Cutting-edge libertarian-world projects such as Seasteading and Liberland are rooted in the idea of widening competition in sovereignty.”

“Cutting-edge libertarian-world projects such as Seasteading and Liberland are rooted in the idea of widening competition in sovereignty.”

2018
Feb 04

David Slack: Maybe I found an island

Stuff

David Slack

“A seastead is an idea; a floating community at sea. It is a homestead, just like in the John Wayne movies, but on the water, not the prairie; outside the reach of any government.”

“A seastead is an idea; a floating community at sea. It is a homestead, just like in the John Wayne movies, but on the water, not the prairie; outside the reach of any government.”

2018
Jan 06

Seasteading: Come for the Algae Bacon, Stay for the Freedom

Wired

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast

“Floating cities of the future would feature vast underwater algae farms that would provide a healthy food source for residents.”

“Floating cities of the future would feature vast underwater algae farms that would provide a healthy food source for residents.”

2018
Jan 05

Exploring the great blue frontier

The Daily Sentinel

Greg Walcher

“There was a time when people unhappy with their government, and no longer able to tolerate the situation, would simply go somewhere else, and set up their own new communities. That is largely the story of the western frontier, but it is no longer an option — or is it?”

“There was a time when people unhappy with their government, and no longer able to tolerate the situation, would simply go somewhere else, and set up their own new communities. That is largely the story of the western frontier, but it is no longer an option — or is it?”

2017
Dec 30

太平洋に浮かぶ「人工都市」が、2019年建設開始。

Tabi Labo

A.Ikeda (ライター)

遠い海の果てには理想郷がある。

こんなおとぎ話をよく耳にしますが、それが現実となる日も近いかもしれません。

遠い海の果てには理想郷がある。

こんなおとぎ話をよく耳にしますが、それが現実となる日も近いかもしれません。

2017
Dec 28

Permanent floating communities are possible climate change answer

Newshub

Simon Shepherd

“The movement is called ‘sea steading’, a man-made floating community that sets its own laws and is self-sustaining, and the first one could be built on our Pacific doorstep in French Polynesia.”

“The movement is called ‘sea steading’, a man-made floating community that sets its own laws and is self-sustaining, and the first one could be built on our Pacific doorstep in French Polynesia.”

2017
Dec 28

Floating isle off Tahiti seeks Pacific residents

Radio New Zealand

RNZ

“The creators of a man-made floating island off Tahiti say they want a quarter of its population to be made up of Polynesian people.”

“The creators of a man-made floating island off Tahiti say they want a quarter of its population to be made up of Polynesian people.”

2017
Dec 27

How the world’s first floating city could restore the environment

In Habitat

Lacy Cooke

“Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but they could also potentially help coral reefs recover and provide a habitat for marine life, according to Joe Quirk, Blue Frontiers co-founder and Seasteading Institute seavangelist.”

“Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but they could also potentially help coral reefs recover and provide a habitat for marine life, according to Joe Quirk, Blue Frontiers co-founder and Seasteading Institute seavangelist.”

2017
Dec 23

SAVVY: Colonising the Seas

New Straits Times

Oon Yeoh

“Much of the Earth is covered by water with 71 per cent of it being the ocean. We harvest the ocean for seafood and seaweed but so far there hasn’t been any real attempt to create homes on the ocean. The reason is obvious.:

“Much of the Earth is covered by water with 71 per cent of it being the ocean. We harvest the ocean for seafood and seaweed but so far there hasn’t been any real attempt to create homes on the ocean. The reason is obvious.:

2017
Dec 21

Joe Quirk Discusses The Possibility of Floating Cities

Newsmax TV

NewsMax

Joe Quirk Discusses the possibility of floating cities as early as 2020, and his book Seasteading.

Joe Quirk Discusses the possibility of floating cities as early as 2020, and his book Seasteading.

2017
Dec 21

Îles flottantes : Marc Collins détaille les avancées du projet

France TV

Suliane Favennec

“Utopie ou réalité ? En tous les cas, des détails ont été apportés sur le projet des îles flottantes. Marc Collins, porte-parole de Seasteading Institut et correspondant local de la société, revient sur les avancées du projet.”

“Utopie ou réalité ? En tous les cas, des détails ont été apportés sur le projet des îles flottantes. Marc Collins, porte-parole de Seasteading Institut et correspondant local de la société, revient sur les avancées du projet.”

2017
Dec 21

Îles flottantes : les premiers détails du projet

ACTU

C.P.

“En novembre, la société Blue Frontiers qui porte le projet d’îles flottantes à Tahiti a présenté un rapport détaillé au Pays ; comme prévu dans le protocole d’accord signé en janvier 2017, une étude environnementale et une étude économique y étaient annexées.”

“En novembre, la société Blue Frontiers qui porte le projet d’îles flottantes à Tahiti a présenté un rapport détaillé au Pays ; comme prévu dans le protocole d’accord signé en janvier 2017, une étude environnementale et une étude économique y étaient annexées.”

2017
Dec 19

Inside the incredible floating nations designed to ‘free people from politicians’ planned for the Pacific by 2020

The Sun

Jacob Dirnhuber

These are the incredible first pictures of a floating city that will be built off the island of island of Tahiti by 2020 by a group backed by billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel

These are the incredible first pictures of a floating city that will be built off the island of island of Tahiti by 2020 by a group backed by billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel

2017
Dec 18

Incredible images reveal a futuristic vision inspired by Polynesian traditions for the world's first floating nation planned for the Pacific Ocean by 2020

Daily Mail Online

Tim Collins

“Now, a series of computer generated graphics reveal how it might look once complete, with a design that blends futuristic technology with Polynesian traditions.”

“Now, a series of computer generated graphics reveal how it might look once complete, with a design that blends futuristic technology with Polynesian traditions.”

2017
Dec 16

Podcast: Does Our Future Lie Within Ocean Cities?

52 Insights

52 Insights

“What if we told you that in a couple of decades from now there would be mobile cities operating out in the middle of the ocean far from any nation states jurisdiction?”

“What if we told you that in a couple of decades from now there would be mobile cities operating out in the middle of the ocean far from any nation states jurisdiction?”

2017
Dec 14

Plovoucí ráj v Polynésii má do tří let uvítat první osadníky

novinky

mcm

“Místo u břehů Francouzské Polynésie už navštívili architekti i inženýři. Teď mají autoři projektu Plovoucí ostrov tři roky na to, aby uvedli v život aspoň zárodek snů o městech na hladině moří.”

“Místo u břehů Francouzské Polynésie už navštívili architekti i inženýři. Teď mají autoři projektu Plovoucí ostrov tři roky na to, aby uvedli v život aspoň zárodek snů o městech na hladině moří.”

2017
Dec 08

The incredible floating cities we could be living on in the not-too-distant future

The i Paper

Heather Chinn

“Floating cities may sound like science fiction, but if Blue Frontiers has its way, about 250 people will be living on about 15 artificial islands in the lagoon by 2020.”

“Floating cities may sound like science fiction, but if Blue Frontiers has its way, about 250 people will be living on about 15 artificial islands in the lagoon by 2020.”

2017
Nov 30

Seasteading: Floating city aiming to cast off in 2020

CTV News

SCI-Tech

“An ambitious start-up is targeting 2020 for the launch of a floating city off French Polynesia, where it hopes to use a “start-up” ethos to eventually create a climate-friendly, small-government alternative to land-based nations.”

“An ambitious start-up is targeting 2020 for the launch of a floating city off French Polynesia, where it hopes to use a “start-up” ethos to eventually create a climate-friendly, small-government alternative to land-based nations.”

2017
Nov 30

Officials Just Signed a Contract to Build The World’s First Floating Village

Futurism.com

NBC Mach

“Cities at sea, afloat on the waves, have long been a cherished dream for forward-thinking architects and science fiction writers. Now the world’s first fully floating community is set to take shape in the turquoise waters of a Tahitian lagoon.”

“Cities at sea, afloat on the waves, have long been a cherished dream for forward-thinking architects and science fiction writers. Now the world’s first fully floating community is set to take shape in the turquoise waters of a Tahitian lagoon.”

2017
Nov 30

L'île flottante sera-t-elle financée en bitcoins ?

Tahiti Infos

Tahiti Infos

“Le projet d’île flottante porté par la fondation californienne Seasteading Institute commence à se dessiner plus précisément. La presse internationale a dévoilé de nouveaux plans d’architecte, des détails technologiques et scientifiques”

“Le projet d’île flottante porté par la fondation californienne Seasteading Institute commence à se dessiner plus précisément. La presse internationale a dévoilé de nouveaux plans d’architecte, des détails technologiques et scientifiques”

2017
Nov 30

Floating cities could be a real thing by 2020

CTV

CTV

“The first ever-floating city is set to appear in 2020—and by 2050, thousands could exist around the world.”

“The first ever-floating city is set to appear in 2020—and by 2050, thousands could exist around the world.”

2017
Nov 28

The future of floating cities – and the realities

BBC

Ellie Cosgrave

“A collection of technology billionaires, architects and dreamers hope to build neighbourhoods and even city states on the ocean, but they could face some serious barriers.”

“A collection of technology billionaires, architects and dreamers hope to build neighbourhoods and even city states on the ocean, but they could face some serious barriers.”

2017
Nov 27

The Sustainabilist - Climate Change

Issuu

Dubi Carbon

Climate Change: A Private Sector Affair

Climate Change: A Private Sector Affair

2017
Nov 21

World's first floating village to breathe new life into old dream

NBC News

Tom Metcalfe

“Cities at sea, afloat on the waves, have long been a cherished dream for forward-thinking architects and science fiction writers.”

“Cities at sea, afloat on the waves, have long been a cherished dream for forward-thinking architects and science fiction writers.”

2017
Nov 19

This Will Be The First Floating City In The World

Mind Body Green

Emma Loewe

“Though the concept of ocean communities has been around since the ’80s, San Francisco–based think tank The Seasteading Institute, is leading the charge to bring it to life.”

“Though the concept of ocean communities has been around since the ’80s, San Francisco–based think tank The Seasteading Institute, is leading the charge to bring it to life.”

2017
Nov 18

The world’s first floating city will be built in the South Pacific

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

“Rising above threats and challenges.”

“Rising above threats and challenges.”

2017
Nov 16

World’s 1st Ever Floating City Will Be Ready By 2020 And, I’m Planning The Move Already!

Storypick

Storypickers

“The idea seems so absurd that at the first thought it may seem like a film set for a sci-fi movie. But hold on to your horses because this isn’t as far-fetched as it seems. We bring you the future!”

“The idea seems so absurd that at the first thought it may seem like a film set for a sci-fi movie. But hold on to your horses because this isn’t as far-fetched as it seems. We bring you the future!”

2017
Nov 16

Are politically independent floating cities the future?

BBC

Newsday

“Want to change the world? Well how about going to live on a city that sails about in the tropical waters of French Polynesia?”

“Want to change the world? Well how about going to live on a city that sails about in the tropical waters of French Polynesia?”

2017
Nov 16

One man's plan to save the world by building floating island nations

The Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson

Joe Quirk is an American author whose idea of building floating nations is explored in his latest book “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.”

Joe Quirk is an American author whose idea of building floating nations is explored in his latest book “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.”

2017
Nov 15

Buckminster Fuller, Joe Quirk, and How to Walk on Water

Baer Engineering

Cade Summers

“This city, should it have been built, would have been the first of its kind. Half a century ago, Fuller planned the first models of a city district that was designed not to stand on the ground, but to float on the ocean.”

“This city, should it have been built, would have been the first of its kind. Half a century ago, Fuller planned the first models of a city district that was designed not to stand on the ground, but to float on the ocean.”

2017
Nov 14

World's first floating city to be built off the coast of French Polynesia by 2020

Independent

Josh Gabbatiss

“On-going project making concept of ‘seasteading’ a reality, building a semi-autonomous community at sea and providing an environment relatively free of government control”

“On-going project making concept of ‘seasteading’ a reality, building a semi-autonomous community at sea and providing an environment relatively free of government control”

2017
Nov 14

Libertarian billionaires want to make Waterworld a reality

Vice News

Alex Lubben

“Building a libertarian, techno-utopian paradise in a city that floats on the ocean sounds like the stuff of science fiction or a joke on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.“ And it is both of those things, but it’s also closer to reality than ever before.”

“Building a libertarian, techno-utopian paradise in a city that floats on the ocean sounds like the stuff of science fiction or a joke on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.“ And it is both of those things, but it’s also closer to reality than ever before.”

2017
Nov 13

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

The New York Times

David Gelles

“It is an idea at once audacious and simplistic, a seeming impossibility that is now technologically within reach: cities floating in international waters — independent, self-sustaining nation-states at sea.”

“It is an idea at once audacious and simplistic, a seeming impossibility that is now technologically within reach: cities floating in international waters — independent, self-sustaining nation-states at sea.”

2017
Nov 13

Quirk, do Seasteading: Futuro são nações flutuantes e inovadoras

exame

Raphael Martins

“O objetivo do The Seasteading Institute é concentrar cientistas em ilhas, inclusive fundando uma nova forma de fazer política, para estimular a inovação”

“O objetivo do The Seasteading Institute é concentrar cientistas em ilhas, inclusive fundando uma nova forma de fazer política, para estimular a inovação”

2017
Oct 21

Des îles incubateurs : une utopie artificielle en Polynésie Française

Sciences Avenir

Camille Gaubert

“Créer un archipel artificiel écologique en Polynésie Française pour tester de nouveaux modèles de gouvernance et promouvoir l’innovation dans les technologies numériques et marines, c’est le projet du Seasteading Institute.”

“Créer un archipel artificiel écologique en Polynésie Française pour tester de nouveaux modèles de gouvernance et promouvoir l’innovation dans les technologies numériques et marines, c’est le projet du Seasteading Institute.”

2017
Oct 15

How “Seasteading” Might Just Solve All the World’s Problems (Book Review)

The Daily Bell

Joe Jarvis

“Joe Quirk is a guy who likes to joke around, so I assumed the title was a lighthearted exaggeration. A hyperbolic hook.

“By the time I finished the book I was utterly convinced that seasteading will save the world.”

“Joe Quirk is a guy who likes to joke around, so I assumed the title was a lighthearted exaggeration. A hyperbolic hook.

“By the time I finished the book I was utterly convinced that seasteading will save the world.”

2017
Oct 04

Why fake islands might be a real boon for science

Nature

Emma Marris

“The seasteading movement is getting close to building its first prototype, an artificial archipelago where people will live, play and do research.”

“The seasteading movement is getting close to building its first prototype, an artificial archipelago where people will live, play and do research.”

2017
Sep 27

Seasteading 101: How to Build the World’s First Society-at-Sea

Big Think

Marc Collins

“Seasteading began as a thought experiment: imagine a sovereign Libertarian utopia in international waters, far from the reach of any government. Over the last decade, this dream has inched closer and closer to reality.”

“Seasteading began as a thought experiment: imagine a sovereign Libertarian utopia in international waters, far from the reach of any government. Over the last decade, this dream has inched closer and closer to reality.”

2017
Sep 05

Return of the city-state

Aeon

Sam Haselby

“If a nation cannot defend its border, it ceases to exist in any meaningful way.”

“If a nation cannot defend its border, it ceases to exist in any meaningful way.”

2017
Aug 31

RISING SEA LEVELS COULD UNLOCK THE SEASTEAD ERA

Inverse

Jacqueline Ronson

“In mere decades I think our children will be living on floating, sustainable societies, based on the voluntary choices of the people who live there,” Quirk tells Inverse. “They’ll look back on our primitive governments founded in previous nation states and wonder why we had to argue between two choices, when they have such a proliferation of choices.”

“In mere decades I think our children will be living on floating, sustainable societies, based on the voluntary choices of the people who live there,” Quirk tells Inverse. “They’ll look back on our primitive governments founded in previous nation states and wonder why we had to argue between two choices, when they have such a proliferation of choices.”

2017
Aug 12

Leben ohne Staat

Handelsblatt GmbH

Jan Guldner

“Keinen Markt dominiert der Staat so sehr wie den Markt für gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben. Ökonomen und findige Unternehmer wollen das ändern – mit freien Privatstädten ohne Politik. Kommen jetzt elitäre Ghettos?”

“Keinen Markt dominiert der Staat so sehr wie den Markt für gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben. Ökonomen und findige Unternehmer wollen das ändern – mit freien Privatstädten ohne Politik. Kommen jetzt elitäre Ghettos?”

2017
Jul 10

Ep. 948 Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Improve the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians

Tom Woods

Tom Woods

“Maybe the time has come to try something radically different, instead of doubling down on the same old strategies. That’s the view of Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute, who discusses the potential for humanity in, yes, floating nations.”

“Maybe the time has come to try something radically different, instead of doubling down on the same old strategies. That’s the view of Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute, who discusses the potential for humanity in, yes, floating nations.”

2017
Jun 23

Seasteading: New Societies on the Floating Frontier

Living on Earth

Living on Earth

California’s Seasteading Institute has an audacious claim: establishing floating societies will “restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians.” “Seavangelist” Joe Quirk, author of the new book Seasteading, explains this bold vision to host Steve Curwood.

California’s Seasteading Institute has an audacious claim: establishing floating societies will “restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians.” “Seavangelist” Joe Quirk, author of the new book Seasteading, explains this bold vision to host Steve Curwood.

2017
Jun 22

Joe Quirk on the Future of Cities in the Sea

Fault Lines

Lee Stranahan

“Will Kevin Costner be involved? What about storms?”

“Will Kevin Costner be involved? What about storms?”

2017
Jun 20

It's not just Amazon coming for Whole Foods – Silicon Valley is eating the world

The Guardian

Arwa Mahdawi

“Tech titans are also busy rethinking the role of the nation state.”

“Tech titans are also busy rethinking the role of the nation state.”

2017
Jun 08

As sea levels rise, are floating cities the future?

Yale Climate Connections

Daisy Simmons

“While some people are planning for life on Mars, there’s a new movement of so-called “seasteaders” planning to colonize a frontier a lot closer to home.”

“While some people are planning for life on Mars, there’s a new movement of so-called “seasteaders” planning to colonize a frontier a lot closer to home.”

2017
Jun 05

Seasteading in Paradise

Reason

Brian Doherty

“New promise for floating free communities in a Polynesian lagoon—but is the movement leaving libertarianism behind?”

“New promise for floating free communities in a Polynesian lagoon—but is the movement leaving libertarianism behind?”

2017
May 29

How to build your own country

CNN Opinion

Joe Quirk

“If you’d like to live in a country that caters to your values and lifestyle, why not build your own?”

“If you’d like to live in a country that caters to your values and lifestyle, why not build your own?”

2017
May 29

Libertarians Seek a Home on the High Seas

The New Republic

Rachel Riederer

“Independence—political and financial—is a central goal of seasteading. The movement doesn’t just strive to utilize the empty expanse of the ocean for human habitat—it seeks to create a space for new kinds of societies to spring up.”

“Independence—political and financial—is a central goal of seasteading. The movement doesn’t just strive to utilize the empty expanse of the ocean for human habitat—it seeks to create a space for new kinds of societies to spring up.”

2017
May 26

Floating island off Tahiti aims to be eco-friendly

Radio New Zealand

Dateline Pacific

“A French Polynesian environmentalist helping proponents of a floating island in the territory says it’s likely to mean little harm to the environment.”

“A French Polynesian environmentalist helping proponents of a floating island in the territory says it’s likely to mean little harm to the environment.”

2017
May 23

Première Conférence Internationale sur les Îles Flottantes à Tahiti du 15 au 18 mai

Mediapart

Pierre Carpentier

L’humanité est à pied sec sur moins de 30% de la planète. Et ce n’est pas près de s’améliorer à cause de l’érosion côtière due au changement climatique. Poussés à assurer notre survie, c’est à dire à nous nourrir, à gérer nos ressources et à nous abriter, nous voici contraints d’observer et d’apprendre les usages savants des civilisations nautiles premières, preuves de leur capacité d’innovation.

L’humanité est à pied sec sur moins de 30% de la planète. Et ce n’est pas près de s’améliorer à cause de l’érosion côtière due au changement climatique. Poussés à assurer notre survie, c’est à dire à nous nourrir, à gérer nos ressources et à nous abriter, nous voici contraints d’observer et d’apprendre les usages savants des civilisations nautiles premières, preuves de leur capacité d’innovation.

2017
May 22

Talks in Tahiti on floating island plan

RNZ

Dateline Pacific

“An international maritime safety expert, engineers, social scientists and an architect who’s built underwater habitats are among those who gathered on Tahiti last week to discuss plans for a floating island in French Polynesia.”

“An international maritime safety expert, engineers, social scientists and an architect who’s built underwater habitats are among those who gathered on Tahiti last week to discuss plans for a floating island in French Polynesia.”

2017
May 22

Joe Quirk: Seasteading Is the Story of Progress

Guernica

Maya Weeks

“The floating-cities advocate says moving to the oceans will save us from environmental catastrophe.”

“The floating-cities advocate says moving to the oceans will save us from environmental catastrophe.”

2017
May 19

Un projet d'îles artificielles en Polynésie française

Ouest France

Ouest France

“Bâtir des cités flottantes en Polynésie française, c’est le pari de l’association The Seasteading Institute, qui a tenté de convaincre les Polynésiens cette semaine, pendant quatre jours de séminaire à Tahiti, consacrés à ces îles artificielles.”

“Bâtir des cités flottantes en Polynésie française, c’est le pari de l’association The Seasteading Institute, qui a tenté de convaincre les Polynésiens cette semaine, pendant quatre jours de séminaire à Tahiti, consacrés à ces îles artificielles.”

2017
May 16

« Construire des îles d’excellence, des archipels de connaissance »

Actu

C.P.

“Teva Rohfritsch a pris soin de rappeler que ce projet n’implique aucune dépense publique, qualifiant de “polémique stérile” certains des commentaires que suscite le projet.”

“Teva Rohfritsch a pris soin de rappeler que ce projet n’implique aucune dépense publique, qualifiant de “polémique stérile” certains des commentaires que suscite le projet.”

2017
May 15

Les îles flottantes en conférence cette semaine

Tahiti Infos

Jacques Franc de Ferrière

Le vice-président de la Polynésie, les promoteurs du projet d’île flottante en Polynésie ainsi qu’une pléthore d’invités internationaux ont enchainé les présentations.

Le vice-président de la Polynésie, les promoteurs du projet d’île flottante en Polynésie ainsi qu’une pléthore d’invités internationaux ont enchainé les présentations.

2017
May 09

Seasteading: Homesteading for the 21st Century

KQED

Michael Krasny

“The notion of pioneers creating nations on the sea, or seasteading, first gained attention in 2008 when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel backed the project.”

“The notion of pioneers creating nations on the sea, or seasteading, first gained attention in 2008 when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel backed the project.”

2017
Apr 13

PanAm Podcast with Joe Quirk: How Floating Nations Will Reshape Our World

PanAm Post

David Unsworth

“Joe Quirk has been described as a “seavangelist”; in his work with The Seasteading Institute, he argues that new floating nation states, facilitated by the institute’s innovative technology, will revolutionize the world.”

“Joe Quirk has been described as a “seavangelist”; in his work with The Seasteading Institute, he argues that new floating nation states, facilitated by the institute’s innovative technology, will revolutionize the world.”

2017
Mar 27

Seasteading’s Challenge to the Perennial Salon

Libertarian Institude

Edward Kelso

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2017
Mar 24

The Floating Utopias of the Future

Wall Street Journal

Shlomo Angel

New city-states in international waters could eventually house as many as a billion people. Shlomo Angel reviews “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians” by Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman.

New city-states in international waters could eventually house as many as a billion people. Shlomo Angel reviews “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians” by Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman.

2017
Mar 21

Îles flottantes : le Seasteading Institute à la rencontre des scientifiques

Actu

Actu

Deux représentants du Seasteading Institute, actuellement au fenua pour “s’assurer de la faisabilité technique du projet” d’îles flottantes, ont rencontré, le week-end dernier, à Moorea, des chercheurs locaux.

Deux représentants du Seasteading Institute, actuellement au fenua pour “s’assurer de la faisabilité technique du projet” d’îles flottantes, ont rencontré, le week-end dernier, à Moorea, des chercheurs locaux.

2017
Mar 21

Flucht ins Niemandsland und auf künstliche Inseln?

eigentümlich frei

Victor Tiberius

“Die Leser von eigentümlich frei sind eine heterogene Gruppe, doch was sie sicherlich eint, ist die – vorsichtig ausgedrückt – Skepsis gegenüber Ausmaß und Qualität staatlicher Koordination und Regelaufstellung. Und dies sicherlich nicht zu Unrecht.”

“Die Leser von eigentümlich frei sind eine heterogene Gruppe, doch was sie sicherlich eint, ist die – vorsichtig ausgedrückt – Skepsis gegenüber Ausmaß und Qualität staatlicher Koordination und Regelaufstellung. Und dies sicherlich nicht zu Unrecht.”

2017
Mar 21

Seasteading

Manhattan Book Review

Ryder Miller

“Looking past the waves, out over the ocean horizon, it is hard not to dream and think about adventure and escape. Seasteading from Joe Quirk with Patri Friedman has such an image on the cover, and the book is a long treatise on how we can make a living and create new seavilizations out there on the big blue.”

“Looking past the waves, out over the ocean horizon, it is hard not to dream and think about adventure and escape. Seasteading from Joe Quirk with Patri Friedman has such an image on the cover, and the book is a long treatise on how we can make a living and create new seavilizations out there on the big blue.”

2017
Mar 20

Faced with rising seas, French Polynesia ponders floating islands

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Sebastien Malo

“The Pacific nation of French Polynesia, looking for a potential lifeline as global warming takes hold, in January became the first country to sign an agreement to deploy the floating islands off its coast.”

“The Pacific nation of French Polynesia, looking for a potential lifeline as global warming takes hold, in January became the first country to sign an agreement to deploy the floating islands off its coast.”

2017
Mar 13

The plan to create ocean colonies on the high seas

ABC Net

Margot Oniel

Imagine a cruise ship that never docks which hosts a tiny nation – independently governed and welcoming to innovators. Margot O’Neill explores the brave new world of seasteads.

Imagine a cruise ship that never docks which hosts a tiny nation – independently governed and welcoming to innovators. Margot O’Neill explores the brave new world of seasteads.

2017
Mar 13

Floating countries of the future - this could be your new home

Australian Broadcasting Company

Brigid Andersen and Margot O'Neill

“Do you love the ocean? Are you an innovator? Are you sick and tired of old models of government that are stuck in the last century?

“If you answered yes to the above, consider seasteading; it’s like Waterworld but without the mutants.”

“Do you love the ocean? Are you an innovator? Are you sick and tired of old models of government that are stuck in the last century?

“If you answered yes to the above, consider seasteading; it’s like Waterworld but without the mutants.”

2017
Feb 24

Why French Polynesia Could Have the World’s First Floating City

Arcitectual Digest

Nick Mafi

As climate change forces us to reimagine future cities, building floating structures seems to be a realistic proposal

As climate change forces us to reimagine future cities, building floating structures seems to be a realistic proposal

2017
Feb 22

World’s first floating city to be developed in French Polynesia

Dutch water sector

Durch Water Sector

The government of French Polynesia signed an historic agreement that allows the development of the first floating city in a lagoon off its most populated island of Tahiti.

The government of French Polynesia signed an historic agreement that allows the development of the first floating city in a lagoon off its most populated island of Tahiti.

2017
Feb 16

Zu Hause auf dem Ozean

Spiegel

Holger Dambeck

“Der Meeresspiegel und die Grundstückspreise steigen. Warum nicht auf die Ozeane ausweichen? In schwimmenden Städten könnten Tausende Menschen leben – vielleicht sogar als eigenständige Nation.”

“Der Meeresspiegel und die Grundstückspreise steigen. Warum nicht auf die Ozeane ausweichen? In schwimmenden Städten könnten Tausende Menschen leben – vielleicht sogar als eigenständige Nation.”

2017
Feb 12

French Polynesia Plans Floating Island

The Maritime Executive

The Maritime Executive

“The French Polynesian government has signed an agreement with the nonprofit organization The Seasteading Institute to cooperate on creating legal frameworkfor the development of a floating island.”

“The French Polynesian government has signed an agreement with the nonprofit organization The Seasteading Institute to cooperate on creating legal frameworkfor the development of a floating island.”

2017
Jan 27

As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream

NY Times

Mike Ives

“You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets.”

“You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets.”

2017
Jan 26

Le protocole d’accord entre le Pays et le Seasteading Institute dévoilé

Actu

C.P.

“Nous publions en exclusivité le “memorandum of understanding” signé par le Pays et le Seasteading Institute, le fameux projet d’îles flottantes en Polynésie.”

“Nous publions en exclusivité le “memorandum of understanding” signé par le Pays et le Seasteading Institute, le fameux projet d’îles flottantes en Polynésie.”

2017
Jan 18

Plans For World’s First "Floating City" To Be Built In The Pacific In Two Years' Time

IFL Science

Katy Evans

“Once the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, futuristic living suddenly seems to be approaching rather fast. In a time when hoverboards and self-lacing sneakers exist, and cars might be flying by the end of the year, another futuristic entity looks set to become a reality.”

“Once the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, futuristic living suddenly seems to be approaching rather fast. In a time when hoverboards and self-lacing sneakers exist, and cars might be flying by the end of the year, another futuristic entity looks set to become a reality.”

2017
Jan 17

World's First Floating City to Combat Rising Sea Levels

EcoWatch

Lorraine Chow

“Sea level rise is an increasing threat to low-lying island nations around the world. Many islands in French Polynesia could lose their coastlines or even disappear due to global warming.”

“Sea level rise is an increasing threat to low-lying island nations around the world. Many islands in French Polynesia could lose their coastlines or even disappear due to global warming.”

2017
Jan 17

Plans for world's first 'floating city' unveiled: Radical designs could be built in the Pacific Ocean in 2019

Daily Mail

Ellie Zolfagharifard

“The government of French Polynesia has signed a deal with Seasteading Institute to begin construction work in just two years.”

“The government of French Polynesia has signed a deal with Seasteading Institute to begin construction work in just two years.”

2017
Jan 17

French Polynesia signs first 'floating city' deal

BBC

BBC

“French Polynesia has signed an agreement that supporters hope could pave the way for autonomous floating cities around the world.”

“French Polynesia has signed an agreement that supporters hope could pave the way for autonomous floating cities around the world.”

2017
Jan 15

World's first custom-built floating city to rise off French Polynesian waters

ABC News

Stephanie Boltje

“The world’s first floating city could be constructed off the waters of French Polynesia after the Government signed an agreement with a United States company in San Francisco at the weekend.”

“The world’s first floating city could be constructed off the waters of French Polynesia after the Government signed an agreement with a United States company in San Francisco at the weekend.”

2017
Jan 13

Seasteading Institute Comes to Agreement with French Polynesia About Developing a Seastead

Reason

Brian Doherty

“If the bureaucratic hurdles can be jumped, a real seastead could be floating in French Polynesian water in 2018.”

“If the bureaucratic hurdles can be jumped, a real seastead could be floating in French Polynesian water in 2018.”

2016
Dec 23

Seasteaders Plan to Build a Libertarian Utopia on the High Seas

Big Think

Philip Perry

“The idea is to build a floating city at least 200 miles off of a country’s coastline.”

“The idea is to build a floating city at least 200 miles off of a country’s coastline.”

2016
Dec 08

Reactions to Trump FDA Chief Rumor: Unmitigated, and Unsupported, Fear of a Libertarian Planet

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Jim O’Neill condemned by Gizmodo as “insane” for believing in regulatory techniques that can speed life-saving medicines to market

“Jim O’Neill condemned by Gizmodo as “insane” for believing in regulatory techniques that can speed life-saving medicines to market

2016
Dec 08

Can housing solutions be found on the ocean?

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Joe Mathews

“Why can’t we solve California’s devastating housing shortage?

“Perhaps it’s because the proposed solutions — sprawling construction, denser construction, granny flats, affordable housing mandates, and regulation exemptions — are all built on the same flawed premise: that housing must exist solely on land.”

“Why can’t we solve California’s devastating housing shortage?

“Perhaps it’s because the proposed solutions — sprawling construction, denser construction, granny flats, affordable housing mandates, and regulation exemptions — are all built on the same flawed premise: that housing must exist solely on land.”

2016
Oct 10

Oceantop Living in a Seastead - Realistic, Sustainable, and Coming Soon

Huffpost

James Carli

“Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently announced grand – and expensive – plans for humans to populate Mars in the near future. But what if there were a more practical way to inhabit another frontier, using the atmosphere we already have, and in the process to create a platform for developing the tools and innovations to help us adapt to climate change?”

“Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently announced grand – and expensive – plans for humans to populate Mars in the near future. But what if there were a more practical way to inhabit another frontier, using the atmosphere we already have, and in the process to create a platform for developing the tools and innovations to help us adapt to climate change?”

2016
Sep 21

“L’ère aquatique” débutera-t-elle au fenua ?

Actu

Caroline Perdrix

La Polynésie française accueillera-t-elle la première cité flottante au monde dans le lagon de Raiatea, de Tupai ou dans la baie de Phaëton, à Tahiti ?

La Polynésie française accueillera-t-elle la première cité flottante au monde dans le lagon de Raiatea, de Tupai ou dans la baie de Phaëton, à Tahiti ?

2016
Sep 19

French Polynesia Could become HOme to The Seasteading Institute's First Floating City after Presidential Meeting

Factor

Callum Tyndall

“The Seasteading Institute has announced that it met with Édouard Fritch, the President of French Polynesia, in order to discuss the development of a floating city in the region.”

“The Seasteading Institute has announced that it met with Édouard Fritch, the President of French Polynesia, in order to discuss the development of a floating city in the region.”

2016
Sep 16

Un Projet De « Cité Flottante » Présenté Au Pays

Radio 1 Tahiti

Antoine Samoyeau

“Le président Edouard Fritch, entouré d’une grande partie de son gouvernement, ainsi que des maires de Bora Bora et Makemo, a reçu, vendredi, l’équipe de l’Institut Seasteading, menée par Randolph Hencken, directeur exécutif.”

“Le président Edouard Fritch, entouré d’une grande partie de son gouvernement, ainsi que des maires de Bora Bora et Makemo, a reçu, vendredi, l’équipe de l’Institut Seasteading, menée par Randolph Hencken, directeur exécutif.”

2016
Jan 02

Free Cities Podcast interview with Joe Quirk

Free Cities Podcast

Free Cities Podcast

“e 6 I interview Joe Quirk. Joe is a spokesperson for the Seasteading Institute. In the interview we discuss Private Governance, Engineering Challenges, and how Private Maritime Operations currently outperform the government from security to salvage to medicine.”

“e 6 I interview Joe Quirk. Joe is a spokesperson for the Seasteading Institute. In the interview we discuss Private Governance, Engineering Challenges, and how Private Maritime Operations currently outperform the government from security to salvage to medicine.”

2015
Oct 21

Radical Offshore Living

Liberty.me Studio

Albert Lou

“This isn’t about going and living off of the ocean without connecting to the greater world’s societies”

“This isn’t about going and living off of the ocean without connecting to the greater world’s societies”

2015
Jul 31

The Seasteading Institute announces 2015 Floating City Project – Architectural Design Contest winners

Lifeboat Foundation

Odette Bohr Dienel

“The Floating City Project – Architectural Design Contest held in the Spring of 2015 was organized in partnership with DeltaSync (Netherlands) and judged by an international panel of experts.”

“The Floating City Project – Architectural Design Contest held in the Spring of 2015 was organized in partnership with DeltaSync (Netherlands) and judged by an international panel of experts.”

2015
Jul 08

Will cities of the future FLOAT? $167 million project using concrete platforms could be home to 300 people by 2020

Daily Mail

Sarah Griffiths

“If waking up to a sea breeze and panoramic ocean views is your idea of heaven, you might consider moving to a floating city.”

“If waking up to a sea breeze and panoramic ocean views is your idea of heaven, you might consider moving to a floating city.”

2015
May 21

Seasteaders Meet Honduran ZEDErs in San Francisco to Discuss the Future of Competitive Governance

Reason

Brian Doherty

“It was announced today that the Seasteading Institute is bringing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to San Francisco to speak about their mutual interests in competitive governance.”

“It was announced today that the Seasteading Institute is bringing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to San Francisco to speak about their mutual interests in competitive governance.”

2015
May 19

Is the Seasteading Dream Really Dead?

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Wired argues that “Silicon Valley is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies” on insufficient evidence.”

“Wired argues that “Silicon Valley is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies” on insufficient evidence.”

2015
Mar 20

It’s Happening: Seasteading — Liberty Through Floating Cities

The Tom Woods Show

Tom Woods

Joe Quirk interviewed by Tom Woods on his podcast.

Joe Quirk interviewed by Tom Woods on his podcast.

2014
Dec 03

The Seasteading Frontier

Real Clear Radio Hour

Bill Frezza

“Using the cruise industry as a model, Quirk predicts seasteading will become a reality for “aqua-preneurs” by the year 2020.”

“Using the cruise industry as a model, Quirk predicts seasteading will become a reality for “aqua-preneurs” by the year 2020.”

2014
Dec 01

Dobbert de stad van de toekomst in de oceaan?

KIJK Magazine

Abhinabha Tangerman

Een Amerikaanse denktank wil honderden nieuwe stadstaatjes creëren. Locatie: de wereldzeeën. Welkom bij seasteading, wonen in een stad die op de oceaan drijft. Ook in Nederland wordt eraan gewerkt.

Een Amerikaanse denktank wil honderden nieuwe stadstaatjes creëren. Locatie: de wereldzeeën. Welkom bij seasteading, wonen in een stad die op de oceaan drijft. Ook in Nederland wordt eraan gewerkt.

2014
Oct 20

Seasteading Institute Puts Floating City Technology To The Test

Factor

Lucy Ingham

“The Seasteading Institute, the most high-profile organisation involved in the development of floating cities, has announced that it has begun testing the technology that forms the basis for its planned floating metropolis.”

“The Seasteading Institute, the most high-profile organisation involved in the development of floating cities, has announced that it has begun testing the technology that forms the basis for its planned floating metropolis.”

2014
Oct 01

Has Floating Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived?

Next City

Rachel Keeton

“In a quiet, shady street in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, Koen Olthuis and the design team at Waterstudio are changing the world.”

“In a quiet, shady street in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, Koen Olthuis and the design team at Waterstudio are changing the world.”

2014
Jul 10

Seasteading has enormous potential in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan

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“The Director of Communications at the Seasteading Institute Joe Quirk provides insights into the possibilities of seasteading”

“The Director of Communications at the Seasteading Institute Joe Quirk provides insights into the possibilities of seasteading”

2014
Jul 09

The Entrepreneurs Podcast

Monocle

Daniel Giacopelli

A podcast interview including an interview with Joe Quirk.

A podcast interview including an interview with Joe Quirk.

2014
Jun 03

If Seasteading Is Wrong, Leaving Your Country and Settling Elsewhere Must Also Be Evil

Reason

J.D. Tuccille

“Bloomberg published a half gee-whiz, half oh-shit-this-might-happen piece that quoted critics of the idea while conceding the technical barriers are falling away. And seasteading is now being assailed with arguments that would just as handily condemn any sort of emigration by dissidents seeking a better life elsewhere.”

“Bloomberg published a half gee-whiz, half oh-shit-this-might-happen piece that quoted critics of the idea while conceding the technical barriers are falling away. And seasteading is now being assailed with arguments that would just as handily condemn any sort of emigration by dissidents seeking a better life elsewhere.”

2014
May 29

For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on ‘Startup’ Nation

Bloomberg

Edward Robinson

“The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and — most important — their own laws.”

“The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and — most important — their own laws.”

2014
May 07

The First Floating City “Seastead” with Substantial Autonomy by 2020?

PanAm Post

Tony Escobar

“A market for residential seasteads exists, so says the Seasteading Institute in their newly published “Floating City Project” report (PDF). The 134-page publication — prepared between March 2013 and March 2014 and released on April 25 — is an initiative that seeks to establish the world’s first seastead within territorial waters of a host nation.”

“A market for residential seasteads exists, so says the Seasteading Institute in their newly published “Floating City Project” report (PDF). The 134-page publication — prepared between March 2013 and March 2014 and released on April 25 — is an initiative that seeks to establish the world’s first seastead within territorial waters of a host nation.”

2014
Apr 29

Adam Carolla Becomes a Seasteader Live During Interview with Joe Quirk

The Adam Carolla Show

Adam Carolla

“Joe, I like you, because we’re simpatico on this whole part about competition…I don’t know why we think people, the government, or anyone is going to do the right thing without the incentive and the competition…This whole seasteading thing, man, that just takes it to a whole new strata. That is just absolutely amazing. I love that—I love that—I just love that idea.”

“Joe, I like you, because we’re simpatico on this whole part about competition…I don’t know why we think people, the government, or anyone is going to do the right thing without the incentive and the competition…This whole seasteading thing, man, that just takes it to a whole new strata. That is just absolutely amazing. I love that—I love that—I just love that idea.”

2014
Apr 01

Habitats for Freedom

Reason

J.D. Tuccille

“Aiming to develop habitations at sea that are safe and practical while enabling “experimentation with alternative social systems,” the Seasteading Institute has hired the Dutch engineering firm DeltaSync.”

“Aiming to develop habitations at sea that are safe and practical while enabling “experimentation with alternative social systems,” the Seasteading Institute has hired the Dutch engineering firm DeltaSync.”

2014
Mar 19

Floating Farms

modern farmer

Jesse Hirsch

“Thanks to rising sea levels and disappearing soil, agriculture’s future might be all wet.”

“Thanks to rising sea levels and disappearing soil, agriculture’s future might be all wet.”

2014
Mar 01

Worried About Earth? Hit the High Seas

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

“Nearly 400 years ago, the English scientist, author and philosopher Francis Bacon wrote of a mysterious island nation in the Pacific Ocean, whose citizens used technology to solve hunger, cure sickness and control the weather.”

“Nearly 400 years ago, the English scientist, author and philosopher Francis Bacon wrote of a mysterious island nation in the Pacific Ocean, whose citizens used technology to solve hunger, cure sickness and control the weather.”

2014
Feb 11

PODCAST: Silicon Galley?

Marketplace

David Brancaccio

“Could Silicon Valley become more of an island? An island is both an outpost with its own rules that’s also a bit cut off from the wider society — a combination of characteristics which emerged during a series of conversations on whether an island of innovation would end up a richer or poorer place if left to its own devices. One startup would like to put a collection of floating dorms and offices just past the limit of current US immigration law, about 12 miles out to sea.”

“Could Silicon Valley become more of an island? An island is both an outpost with its own rules that’s also a bit cut off from the wider society — a combination of characteristics which emerged during a series of conversations on whether an island of innovation would end up a richer or poorer place if left to its own devices. One startup would like to put a collection of floating dorms and offices just past the limit of current US immigration law, about 12 miles out to sea.”

2014
Jan 13

Escape From Political Control

Reason

Jerry Brito

“Libertarians may need to engage in politics simply to buy as much time as possible to secure permission for exit paths that are not allowed today.”

“Libertarians may need to engage in politics simply to buy as much time as possible to secure permission for exit paths that are not allowed today.”

2013
Dec 27

Seasteading New Nations Becomes a Practical Engineering Challenge

Reason

J.D. Tuccille

“DeltaSync’s Seasteading Implementation Plan works from the premise that early efforts will be anchored in sheltered harbors—specifically, the Gulf of Fonseca, bordering El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua—until more experience is acquired.”

“DeltaSync’s Seasteading Implementation Plan works from the premise that early efforts will be anchored in sheltered harbors—specifically, the Gulf of Fonseca, bordering El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua—until more experience is acquired.”

2013
Nov 16

Clearing Up 3 Big Misconceptions About Seasteading

Business Insider

Dylan Love

“Outside the bounds of the the 193 countries in the United Nations, a seastead would be free to operate its own government any way its population sees fit.”

“Outside the bounds of the the 193 countries in the United Nations, a seastead would be free to operate its own government any way its population sees fit.”

2013
Nov 09

The Next Generation Of Pilgrims Want To Start Their Own Countries That Float At Sea

Business Insider

Dylan Love

“Your hip, politically savvy friends probably say something like this with every election: ‘If [so-and-so] wins, I’m leaving the country.’ “That might soon become so possible that they’ll have to follow through with it.”

“Your hip, politically savvy friends probably say something like this with every election: ‘If [so-and-so] wins, I’m leaving the country.’ “That might soon become so possible that they’ll have to follow through with it.”

2013
Sep 12

Seasteading: Interview with Randolph Hencken

Humanity+ Magazine

Jesse Barksdale

“If you’re tired of the slow pace of political progress, regretful you weren’t alive to help settle America, or want to explore the high seas without leaving your Xbox behind, read on. Seasteading may be for you!”

“If you’re tired of the slow pace of political progress, regretful you weren’t alive to help settle America, or want to explore the high seas without leaving your Xbox behind, read on. Seasteading may be for you!”

2013
Aug 13

Interview: Randolph Hencken, Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute

Shadow Proof

Dan Wright

“In the wake of a depressed economy and septic political system many Americans are looking for alternatives – both for some solace in the stormy present, as well as for a vision of the future.”

“In the wake of a depressed economy and septic political system many Americans are looking for alternatives – both for some solace in the stormy present, as well as for a vision of the future.”

2013
Aug 05

Vid: "Startup Cities," Honduras, and Experiments in Freedom. Professor Tom W. Bell Talks With Reason.

Reason

Zach Weissmueller

“Professor Tom W. Bell talks about “startup cities” and experiments in governance.”

“Professor Tom W. Bell talks about “startup cities” and experiments in governance.”

2013
Jul 05

Why do ‘Seasteaders’ love Bitcoin?

Coindesk

Ariella Brown

“Bitcoin represents more than a digital currency. For many adopters, it is a means of breaking free of government and financial institutions’ control over money.”

“Bitcoin represents more than a digital currency. For many adopters, it is a means of breaking free of government and financial institutions’ control over money.”

2013
Jun 11

A Normal Person Attends Libertarian Water Festival Ephemerisle

Reason

Brian Doherty

“The story includes reasonable and not obviously biased reports from a Seasteading Institute conference, focused on the legal and technical (and agricultural) ends of the idea, not the living in groovy liberty part.”

“The story includes reasonable and not obviously biased reports from a Seasteading Institute conference, focused on the legal and technical (and agricultural) ends of the idea, not the living in groovy liberty part.”

2013
May 28

Why Doesn’t Government Get Better? The Case for Experimenting With Microcountries

Huffpost

Josiah Tullis

“Government is a science. Political science is, according to Aristotle, the study of the state. But if governance is a science why don’t we see more experimenting with the state? Why aren’t we trying new things in government? “

“Government is a science. Political science is, according to Aristotle, the study of the state. But if governance is a science why don’t we see more experimenting with the state? Why aren’t we trying new things in government? “

2013
May 20

Google CEO Endorses Free Cities-Style Experiments

Reason

Reason Staff

“He likened this potential free-experimentation zone to Burning Man and said that we need “some safe places where we can try things and not have to deploy to the entire world.””

“He likened this potential free-experimentation zone to Burning Man and said that we need “some safe places where we can try things and not have to deploy to the entire world.””

2013
Mar 31

Ocean living: A step closer to reality?

BBC

Charlie Deist

“Life on the sea has been one of mankind’s enduring visions, but the technology hasn’t been up to the task… until now. Are we on the cusp of housing communities permanently on the ocean?”

“Life on the sea has been one of mankind’s enduring visions, but the technology hasn’t been up to the task… until now. Are we on the cusp of housing communities permanently on the ocean?”

2013
Feb 11

Brian Doherty Discusses Libertarian New City Schemes on Huffington Post Live with Seasteading Institute Founder Patri Friedman

Reason

Brian Doherty

“I chatted about some such ideas in the works now (including Seasteading, Honduran free citiees, Glenn Beck’s Texas redoubt, and a hoped-for libertarian buyout of Detroit’s Belle Island) on Huffington Post Live on Friday, with host Jim Poulos and fellow guests Patri Friedman (founder of the Seasteading Institute) and Christina Heller, maker of the documentary Libertopia, which focused on the Free State Project.”

“I chatted about some such ideas in the works now (including Seasteading, Honduran free citiees, Glenn Beck’s Texas redoubt, and a hoped-for libertarian buyout of Detroit’s Belle Island) on Huffington Post Live on Friday, with host Jim Poulos and fellow guests Patri Friedman (founder of the Seasteading Institute) and Christina Heller, maker of the documentary Libertopia, which focused on the Free State Project.”

2012
Dec 17

Blueseed: Getting Around Visa Requirements for Fun and Profit

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Blueseed, a company spun off by former associates of the Seasteading Institute, is a step closer to a functional tech-company campus floating in international waters off of the coast of Silicon Valley as they announced last week some venture capital funding (in yet unspecified amounts).”

“Blueseed, a company spun off by former associates of the Seasteading Institute, is a step closer to a functional tech-company campus floating in international waters off of the coast of Silicon Valley as they announced last week some venture capital funding (in yet unspecified amounts).”

2012
Dec 17

Don't Like The Government? Make Your Own, On International Waters

NPR All Things Considered

Laura Sydell

A group of rich techies in Northern California is planning on starting its own nation on artificial islands in the ocean. They call themselves “seasteaders” and are sort of a mix between geeks and hippies.

A group of rich techies in Northern California is planning on starting its own nation on artificial islands in the ocean. They call themselves “seasteaders” and are sort of a mix between geeks and hippies.

2012
Oct 30

Another Blow to the Cause of Honduran "Free Cities": Future Cities Development Organization Closing Up Shop

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Future Cities Development, a company dedicated to helping create “free cities” within the nation of Honduras to demonstrate the business and social advantages of competitive governance, has folded.”

“Future Cities Development, a company dedicated to helping create “free cities” within the nation of Honduras to demonstrate the business and social advantages of competitive governance, has folded.”

2012
Sep 19

Moon? Mars? No, it's seaward ho!

New Scientist

New Scientist

“Those who push the idea are often dismissed as libertarian fantasists. The seasteading movement has its fair share of those, but it is also home to pioneers longing to conquer a new frontier.”

“Those who push the idea are often dismissed as libertarian fantasists. The seasteading movement has its fair share of those, but it is also home to pioneers longing to conquer a new frontier.”

2012
Sep 01

My Sunset Cruise With the Clever, Nutty, Techno-Libertarian Seasteading Gurus

Mother Jones

Josh Harkinson

“The vision: floating, autonomous city-states to bring about a social “Cambrian explosion”—without taxes or pesky regulators.”

“The vision: floating, autonomous city-states to bring about a social “Cambrian explosion”—without taxes or pesky regulators.”

2012
Sep 01

Start-up Nations on the High Seas

Discover

Adam Piore

“Autonomous communities, floating in international waters, would allow political pioneers to test novel forms of government.”

“Autonomous communities, floating in international waters, would allow political pioneers to test novel forms of government.”

2012
Aug 27

Interview with The Seasteading Institute

Center for International Maritime Security

Scott C-P

“While not short of enthusiasim or imaginination, the non-profit Seasteading Institute, founded in 2008, has set about to make the dream of colonization of the seas, or seasteading, a reality through practical steps and grounded analysis.”

“While not short of enthusiasim or imaginination, the non-profit Seasteading Institute, founded in 2008, has set about to make the dream of colonization of the seas, or seasteading, a reality through practical steps and grounded analysis.”

2012
Jul 30

Getting Around Big Government: The Seastead Revolution Begins to Take Shape

Forbes

Doug Bandow

“But it may be possible to leapfrog government entirely. Imagine “seasteading”—living on a floating city outside of any country’s jurisdiction.”

“But it may be possible to leapfrog government entirely. Imagine “seasteading”—living on a floating city outside of any country’s jurisdiction.”

2012
Jun 07

Seasteading in the Eyes of Mother Jones

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson (who tends to cover the libertarian-oid beat for them) attends the latest conference of the Seasteading Institute, and finds–surprise!–people with unusual views, and of course he leads with the one most likely to make his audience mistrust the subject.”

“Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson (who tends to cover the libertarian-oid beat for them) attends the latest conference of the Seasteading Institute, and finds–surprise!–people with unusual views, and of course he leads with the one most likely to make his audience mistrust the subject.”

2012
Mar 12

Kiribati Buying Land from Dictatorship to Flee Rising Sea Levels

Reason

Nick Sibilla

“Instead of relocating to Fiji, Kiribati should consider Seasteading, autonomous communities that would based in international waters.”

“Instead of relocating to Fiji, Kiribati should consider Seasteading, autonomous communities that would based in international waters.”

2012
Feb 17

Citizenship for Sale: St. Kitts and Nevis, Plus Seasteading

Reason

Nick Sibilla

“St. Kitts and Nevis is one of only two nations, along with the island of Dominica, that formally sell citizenship.”

“St. Kitts and Nevis is one of only two nations, along with the island of Dominica, that formally sell citizenship.”

2012
Jan 09

Blueseed: The Googleplex of the Sea

Reason

Anthony Fisher

“Marty believes that his seasteading venture Blueseed “is the solution to a problem” created by the archaic U.S. visa system”

“Marty believes that his seasteading venture Blueseed “is the solution to a problem” created by the archaic U.S. visa system”

2011
Dec 15

Peter Thiel Convenes His League Of Extraordinary Wackaloons

Forbes

Brian Caulfield

“In Silicon Valley crazy doesn’t get you committed. It gets you noticed. It gets you funded. It gets you rich. Crazy is even a corporate rallying cry. As the late Steve Jobs said: here’s to the crazy ones.”

“In Silicon Valley crazy doesn’t get you committed. It gets you noticed. It gets you funded. It gets you rich. Crazy is even a corporate rallying cry. As the late Steve Jobs said: here’s to the crazy ones.”

2011
Dec 06

Seasteaders Take to the Land in Honduras

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Seasteading guru Patri Friedman has stepped down from the Seasteading Institute (which still promotes the creation of floating new nations to experiment with different governance systems) and is now running Future Cities Development, Inc., dedicated to creating charter cities with their own governance systems within the borders of Honduras.”

“Seasteading guru Patri Friedman has stepped down from the Seasteading Institute (which still promotes the creation of floating new nations to experiment with different governance systems) and is now running Future Cities Development, Inc., dedicated to creating charter cities with their own governance systems within the borders of Honduras.”

2011
Dec 03

Cities on the ocean

Economist

Economist

“Seasteading: Libertarians dream of creating self-ruling floating cities. But can the many obstacles, not least the engineering ones, be overcome?”

“Seasteading: Libertarians dream of creating self-ruling floating cities. But can the many obstacles, not least the engineering ones, be overcome?”

2011
Aug 29

Seasteading Institute: Billionaire backer doesn’t ‘dictate’ our island-state plans

Yahoo! News

Liz Goodwin

“The Seasteading Institute remains steadfast about being apolitical and desires to see the creation of thousands of innovative governments on seasteads competing for citizens.”

“The Seasteading Institute remains steadfast about being apolitical and desires to see the creation of thousands of innovative governments on seasteads competing for citizens.”

2011
Apr 29

10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

MNN

Laura Moss

“Whether you’re concerned that your home will be soon be beachfront property, or you’ve simply always wanted to live life at sea, you don’t want to miss these groundbreaking (water-breaking?) designs.”

“Whether you’re concerned that your home will be soon be beachfront property, or you’ve simply always wanted to live life at sea, you don’t want to miss these groundbreaking (water-breaking?) designs.”

2011
Feb 17

Is Seasteading the Future?

Reason

John Stossel

“Here’s a novel idea: Escape the suffocating chains of intrusive government by starting your own country!”

“Here’s a novel idea: Escape the suffocating chains of intrusive government by starting your own country!”

2011
Jan 20

Back to the Future with Peter Thiel

National Review

Matthew Shaffer

“THIEL: There’s a technological question about how far away we are from these kinds of things. It’s probably not around the corner. But these technological projects are worth pursuing.”

“THIEL: There’s a technological question about how far away we are from these kinds of things. It’s probably not around the corner. But these technological projects are worth pursuing.”

2010
Nov 10

Names You Need To Know In 2011: Patri Friedman

Forbes

Clare O'Connor

Patri Friedman is aware that his idea sounds crazy. The former Google engineer and grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wants to build “start-up countries”: autonomous dwellings in the middle of the ocean, starting with a brand new independent city-state off the California coast.

Patri Friedman is aware that his idea sounds crazy. The former Google engineer and grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wants to build “start-up countries”: autonomous dwellings in the middle of the ocean, starting with a brand new independent city-state off the California coast.

2009
Jul 01

20,000 Nations Above the Sea

Reason

Brian Doherty

“Ideas evolve quickly along the Friedman family tree. The late Milton Friedman, an economist at the University of Chicago, was one of the 20th century’s most respected and influential advocates for classical liberalism.”

“Ideas evolve quickly along the Friedman family tree. The late Milton Friedman, an economist at the University of Chicago, was one of the 20th century’s most respected and influential advocates for classical liberalism.”

2009
Jan 19

Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap

Wired

Chris Baker

Patri Friedman wants to make it easy for anyone to build an independent country: “If we make one seastead, there’s room for thousands.”

Patri Friedman wants to make it easy for anyone to build an independent country: “If we make one seastead, there’s room for thousands.”

2008
Apr 28

Homesteading on the High Seas

Reason

Katherine Mangu-Ward

“The idea is to get out into international waters and set up a floating outpost (or 12, or 1,200) from which people can come and go, experimenting with different types of legal, social, and contractual arrangements.”

“The idea is to get out into international waters and set up a floating outpost (or 12, or 1,200) from which people can come and go, experimenting with different types of legal, social, and contractual arrangements.”

1997
Nov 01

New Waterworld Order

Reason

Kenneth Silber

“Having an address in international waters, or simply the capability to move readily from one harbor to another, inevitably will give a powerful new meaning to “offshore” markets and tax havens.”

“Having an address in international waters, or simply the capability to move readily from one harbor to another, inevitably will give a powerful new meaning to “offshore” markets and tax havens.”

1972
Dec 01

Home Is the Ocean

Reason

Will Barkley

“I believe that oceanic settlers will be the scientific and technological leaders of the world a few years hence.”

“I believe that oceanic settlers will be the scientific and technological leaders of the world a few years hence.”