By Joe Quirk
Two-thirds of our globe is Planet Ocean, no longer Planet Earth.
Imagine an unlimited new resource of sustainable and renewable strength that may additionally deliver extra equitable economies. A formerly untapped resource of farming which can produce major new assets of foodstuff. destiny societies the place humans may well decide on the groups they need to reside in, unfastened from the limitations of traditional citizenship. This daring imaginative and prescient of our close to destiny as imagined in Seasteading attracted the strong help of Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel—and it can be imminent to reality.
Our planet is struggling with severe environmental difficulties: coastal flooding as a result of serious storms triggered partly by way of atmospheric pollutants and diminishing common assets between them. however the seas might be domestic to a brand new breed of pioneers, seasteaders, who're prepared to abode the Blue Frontier. Oil systems and cruise ships already inhabit the waters; now it’s time to take the next move to full-fledged ocean civilizations.
Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman express us how towns outfitted on floating systems within the ocean will paintings, and so they profile a few of the visionaries who're enforcing easy innovations of seasteading this day. An entrepreneur’s dream, those floating towns becomes laboratories for innovation and creativity. Seasteading could be visionary, however it already has began proving the adage that yesterday’s technology fiction is tomorrow’s technology truth. Welcome to seavilization.
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Extra resources for Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians
As we write, a team of volunteer seasteading lawyers is negotiating with officials in several countries who want to host the first seasteads in their territorial waters and grant residents some measure of political autonomy. If all goes according to plan (and it never does), the first small floating city may take to the water around 2020. All Hands On Deck Seasteaders are a diverse global team of marine biologists, nautical engineers, aquaculture farmers, maritime attorneys, medical researchers, security personnel, investors, environmentalists, and artists.
He went home and invented his own ice cream, which he presented to his store and eventually sold to Whole Foods and KeHE, the latter a nationwide distributor of organic foods. Max’s ice cream business grew so large that he decided ordering Dixie cups was too expensive, so he began importing ice cream cups directly from manufacturers in China. Max quickly became fed up with freight brokers, the middlemen who control the shipping market by keeping the process opaque, unreliable, and time consuming, while charging large markups.
The Prelude is but a prelude of seasteads to come. It will be stationed 125 miles offshore. Park a dozen such floating skyscrapers next to one another, and we’d have a floating city with waterways for roads. If such a city were to float more than 200 nautical miles from shore—the outer limit at which a land-based government could assert any kind of jurisdiction—then its inhabitants would be free to start afresh with a new government. Beyond 200 nautical miles is the high seas, where ocean industries in cooperation with international governing bodies have developed a polycentric system of rules managing 45 percent of the planet’s surface that is unclaimed by countries.
Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians by Joe Quirk