A Botanist with an interest in long term regenerative ecosystems and biosphere, Matthew enjoys a diverse array of activities. His primary areas of research at this time involve the development of UAV or Drone technology for the purpose of high precision imaging on isolated plant species in difficult environments. This decreases the cost and difficulty associated with a variety of information gathering goals. He is also working on sending plant experiments to space on an independent satellite. This format will be useful for testing new species and their interactions with other species in enclosed environments. By adding in elements such as rotation and natural sunlight new insights can be gained into the best ways of succeeding at sustaining life beyond Earth.
A long time fan of science fiction, Matthew has always been fascinated by new technology and ideas. As a member of the transhumanist community, he considers thinking about new ways for humans to live together is always a worthwhile endeavor.
He has always loved exploration and the idea of colonizing new worlds fits beautifully with the ideas of seasteading. The idea that we can learn to live in new places and find better ways to coexist with the natural world is a thrilling one. He is eager to share this with people and looks forward to the opportunity to meet new likeminded individuals and find ways to achieve the aims of Seasteading.