Sep 1, 2011

Seasteading: Are Independent Floating Micro-Nations The Next Big Wave?
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Technology

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Seasteads — offshore, oil-rig-style ‘micro-countries’ built out in the ocean, outside the laws of land-based nations — are making the news again, thanks to a $1.25 million investment boost last week by PayPal founder and tech billionaire Peter Thiel. Supporters of seasteading believe that conventional laws and politics are too restrictive for true innovation, and consider these conceptual city-states as a fast-track alternative to developing the societies they want. But is this futuristic vision the way to cutting-edge self-governance or is it potentially dystopic? ‘Innovative governments on seasteads competing for citizens’Seasteads are the brainchild of Patri Friedman, executive director of the Seasteading Institute, who is also a libertarian blogger and grandson of the late economist Milton Friedman. The Seasteading Institute describes their mission as creating “next generation governance” that is better able to respond to crises, with competition as the underlying crux:
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