Charlie Deist

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    Charlie Deist

    Charlie received his bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley in 2011, and worked for The Seasteading Institute from 2011 to 2014. He discovered seasteading while facilitating a seminar on Milton Friedman through the DeCal program (Democratic Education at Cal), and quickly began to see government as an industry sorely lacking competition, imagination, and experimentation. This perspective allowed Charlie to put aside his disagreements with peers on controversial political issues, and work toward solutions that everybody wants but nobody gets — prioritizing seasteading technology as the lever for this change.

    “I can imagine no greater calling than the enabling of dynamic, technologically-advanced, and legally autonomous floating cities. I believe seasteading offers the single best opportunity to achieve freedom in my lifetime.”