Don’t believe everything you see on animated cartoons starring #robots, learn about seasteading from the people actually doing it!
With seed funding from Patri Friedman & João Germano’s ZIG Fund, Shannon Lim works to develop floating islands in Singapore through his company OnHand Agrarian. The platforms will be made with creatively applied, existing technology which will create floating real estate at one-fifth the cost of land in Singapore.
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“I certainly think if we had competition in governance, we would do a lot better,” Thiel remarked on The Rubin Report. Peter Thiel appeared on Dave Rubin’s show and frankly… Read More »Peter Thiel Speaks for 6 Minutes about Seasteading
Our Board Member Michael Strong discussed free-cities (charter cities) and seastading on the John Stossel show on September 29, 2011.
Check out the clip on Youtube.
Seasteading is poised to move forward in some big ways, including a new venture being launched by former Seasteading Institute staff. Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija, former directors of business and legal strategy respectively, are starting a seasteading venture named Blueseed. Blueseed will create a visa-free technology incubator for startups and knowledge workers in international waters off the coast of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit blueseed.co.
BBC’s One Planet included an interview with Patri Friedman for an episode about floating cities. Patri’s contribution starts at about 11 minutes into the 18 minutes show.
Highlights of this months: Jim Von Ehr Donates $100,000 to TSI Ephemerisle 2010: Making Headway Seasteading Conference on a Cruise! — Save the Date Donor Profile: Nicolas Germineau Max Marty Returns to Lead Commercial Seasteading Summer Intern Tony Dreher Coming Aboard
Lauri Buckley from OnlineClasses.org wrote us to mention that they’ve done a round-up of interesting ocean-focused documentaries that can be found around the web. Some of these have direct relevance to seasteading.
Here are a few I liked:
Big Stuff: Water: This video is a great place to learn more about the mega-ships of the water industry.
Late in 2009, Francesca Galea wrote us to declare the completion of her doctoral thesis entitled Artificial Islands in the Law of the Sea. With her blessing, we posted the PDF of her significant and clarifying inquiries on our Research page, but it is more appropriate that we give her research the highlight it deserves. From the paper: