Jules Wellinghoff is an undergraduate student at Oberlin College majoring in Biology. His main areas of interest are human health, infectious diseases, and biologically-based technologies. He is excited about seasteading from an interest in intentional communities, the positive effects it could have on established governments, and its potential role in medical innovation by providing the opportunity to avoid burdensome regulations.
“My reasons for supporting seasteading are its potential to allow for new types and scopes of intentional communities, its ability to enable innovations in medicine and increased patient choice, and its likely role in improving governments of established countries… I am very much in agreement with The Seasteading Institute’s stated belief that seasteading will improve established governments. Seasteading will allow for experimentation and competition in government structure which everyone, seasteaders and citizens of established countries alike, stand to benefit from. Further, I have witnessed how massive groups often result in inefficiency and lack of creativity in projects compared to small, tightly-knit groups. I believe that seasteading will allow for increased advances of all varieties by allowing people with shared motivations to more easily form communities united around common objectives.”