Ben Hartselle works to create a better world every day he is alive (except sick days). An artist, salesman, promoter, producer, sci-fi geek and futurist, Ben was introduced to the idea of Seasteading in 1996 via Neal Stephenson’s novel “Snow Crash.” After graduating from the University of California in Santa Barbara, he entered the print industry where he managed a series of commercial print operations where he taught himself network administration and graphic design. During this time, he promoted bands and worked as a musician and music teacher. He then managed a vintage guitar store for several years. After starting a family, he became a sales manager for a solar installer in California. In 2014, he learned more about the Seasteading Institute and became inspired to get involved. Obsessed with emerging technologies and their ability to radically transform the world, he sees seasteading as a path to peace, prosperity and human liberty. He currently splits his time between homeschooling two small children, solar sales, Bitcoin activism and web development. He hopes to work and live on the ocean.