Ryota Sekine was born and raised in Singapore with Japanese nationality. He studied at the University of Chicago where he was exposed to a variety of economic and sociological theories that later kindled his interest in seasteading, floating cities and alternative governance. He is optimistic that our quest to build self-sustaining societies on the ocean will help us make massive progress with many of humanity’s challenges such as water and food security. While in college, Ryota cofounded Cubii, a Chicago-based healthcare company making fitness accessible to all. He wishes to continue expanding his entrepreneurial pursuits by building physical and virtual worlds that will open up more ways in which we can live our lives. He is determined to work with like-minded people around the world to secure a sustainable and abundant future for the next generation.