Vijay is a bio-technologist by education and software engineer by profession. Originally from India, Vijay received his Bachelors in Biotechnology and a Masters in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices, and currently works as a freelance database architect. He first heard about The Seasteading Institute through Blue Seed, and started following news updates and studying the website until he applied for our Ambassador program. Due to Vijay’s educational background, he is especially motivated to get involved in the seasteading movement; he studied the FDA’s multiple departments and agrees that regulatory hurdles can block progress in medicine and other areas of research, and wants to support seasteading as an answer to this problem.
“I am a big fan of Independence. The practical definition of Independence can be very broad. It can be as simple as walking on your own legs, or it can be as complex as attaining financial independence and retire for the rest of your life. When I came to know about the concept of seasteading, I found it to offer a whole new dimension of Independence. I believe that it also provides solutions to many political, economic and legal bottlenecks that our nations are currently facing, through experimentation and testing in less restricted environments. There is no end to the revolutionary possibilities that independent seasteading communities can offer. They can offer a cancer patient access to a drug in clinical trials that has yet to be approved by the FDA, and a workplace for skilled people that cuts across nationalities and visa issues. I believe that sky is the limit as far as these possibilities are concerned. Future generations on this planet will be classifying their history books as ‘Before seasteading (or) after seasteading’ and I would like to be involved with The Seasteading institute to become a part of an organization that is passionate about changing the world for the future generations.”