Seasteading! What did the first seastead achieve?

The dawn of the age of Seasteading began on February 2, 2019, when Ocean Builders achieved an engineering feat and an environmental feat.

First they proved a single-family seastead can float stably in international waters for less than the cost of the average American home.

Next they achieved a tremendous biodiversity breakthrough. Seasteaders have often claimed that seasteads will be better than sustainable. They will be environmentally restorative societies. This rich new ecosystem was growing on the innovative spar after less than two months. Now the world knows we will increase the amount of life in the ocean with every seastead we build.

They can destroy the seastead, but they can’t destroy the knowledge that was gained. They can threaten my friends Chad and Nadia, but they can’t threaten the millions of people they inspired.

The design specifications for affordable environmentally regenerative seasteads are available on-line. Anybody is free to use this technology to create seasteads of any size, on more than two thirds of the world’s surface.

In 1903 two people at Kitty Hawk built the first airplane. Sixty-six years later, men walked on the moon. With the first affordable single-family seastead, Ocean Builders achieved their Kitty Hawk moment.

If you’d like to help create better examples for civil society on the blue frontier, go to Ocean.Builders, and if you’d like to learn more about the immediate future, read, Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.

Created by Joe Quirk and Jackson Sullivan

Don’t miss any episodes in The First Seasteaders series:

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 1: Facing the Storm 

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 2: Raising the Spar 

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 3: Lifting the Stead

THE FIRST SEASTEAD 4: Living the Life

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 5: Training the Mentors (Coming Soon!)

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 6: Fleeing the Death Threat

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 7: Spotted, Chased by a Helicopter

THE FIRST SEASTEADERS 8: “Today is D-Day for The Thai Navy”

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