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.
Start up societies have been making immigrants rich for centuries.
“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.
The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter
“Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” — Chinese proverb
Table of Contents
- Jim Von Ehr Donates $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute
- Ephemerisle 2010: Making Headway
- Seasteading Conference on a Cruise!
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:
If your passion for making seasteading happen goes well above and beyond the call of duty, then consider joining the ranks of the Argonauts. Argonauts demonstrate their commitment to the seasteading dream by pledging $1000 a year for ten years. And we have now made it possible to receive the benefits of being an Argonaut for a full 10 years by pledging either $5000 over 2 years, or $10,000 all at once.