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Seasteading Today

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Michael Eliot is the founder of Ventive Floathouse. He is working on a â…› scale prototype of his uniquely designed floating home.
Freedom Haven is an open-design, freedom-based seasteading micronation founded by Tony Olsen.  Tony was inspired to launch Freedom Haven while researching the Tiny Home movement and using shipping containers to build new kinds of homes. He s
Nathalie Mezza-Garcia is a complexity scientist and founder and CEO of Seaphia, a consulting firm for floating architecture projects. She is also the former Seavangelesse for Blue Frontiers and their Floating Island Project in French Polynesia.
Grant Romundt is the CEO of Ocean Builders, the company that built the first affordable, single-family seastead off the coast of Thailand. You can follow the story of the couple, Chad and Nadia, who lived on the first seastead home, in our docu
Commander Dale Brown of Threat Management Centers in Detroit began training people on Detroit’s east side to protect their families and businesses from violent drug gangs in 1994. His organization specializes in nonviolent strategies and tactic
Dr. Mary Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author and activist. She has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and worked as a senior research scientist developing new therapies for a variety of diseases. She serves as Chair for Libert
The biggest problem is inept, incompetent, dysfunctional government. It’s the least innovative industry in the entire world and the result of that is mass poverty.
Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) uses the temperature difference between cooler deep water and warmer surface-level water to run a heat engine to produce useful work, usually in the form of electricity. Fresh water is a byproduct of this
Neil Sims and his colleagues at Kampachi Farms are refining methods for producing sustainable, scalable, and (most importantly) delicious fish. Sims believes that the best way to improve the environment is to use market tools; to provide econom
Agriculture on land may not be able to keep up with the demand for food. We need alternative choices of food and animal feed. The solution can be found in cultivating seaweed.
Karina Czapiewska is one of the founders of Blue 21, which designs, engineers and implements floating architecture. Their goal is to create floating cities that have a positive impact on the surrounding ecology.
Joe Quirk discusses progress in the seasteading movement in season 2, episode 1 of the Seasteading Today podcast.
From 2015-2017, The Seasteading Institute published ten episodes of the Seasteading Today podcast with Joe Quirk introducing the seasteading community to the engineers, designers and activists who were actively working to make seasteading happe
https://www.seasteading.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/katie-chowne-podcast.mp3 In this inaugural, experimental podcast episode, seasteading lead ambassador Katie Chowne speaks with former ambassador coordinator Charlie Deist from aboard a sma
Is the Startup Societies movement "the most Progressive movement on the planet"? It is if Progressivism's moral imperative is to eliminate poverty on earth. Michael Strong, humanitarian author and education entrepreneur, explains to Joe Quirk w
I wouldn't understand the power of seasteading if I didn't understand the power of Special Economic Zones. What are those? Let's ask the expert. Lotta Moberg has written several academic papers on Special Economic Zones, as well as this essay
My controversial interview with the Sustainable Communities Summit is now free. Host Alan James allowed me to talk at length about the entrepreneurs who plan to show the world how to think beyond sustainability – and beyond politics itself. I
Got a pad of paper? We need a government for our town. Quick! We’re Sandy Springs, we just gained independence, and we don’t have much time. A hundred thousand citizens are waiting. Go in your basement and write out a charter. We need traffic m
One of our most staunch seastead legal innovators, author and lawyer Tom W. Bell, explains why he believes the future of legal innovation is in free cities and seasteads. 
Why haven’t seasteads been built yet? Robert Ballard, famous oceanographer who discovered the RMS Titanic, reminds us every time we talk to him that the technology for stability on the high seas is the RV FLIP, which has been repeatedly deploye
How does a Naval Officer become an advocate of voluntary market solutions? This Free Cities Podcast starts with Anthony Caprio – a former Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy – interviewing Joe Quirk, then the roles switch and Joe interviews him
We’ve switched things up for this installment of Seasteading Today. Rather than have Joe Quirk interview a seasteader, our accomplished Board member Susanna Dokupil interviewed Joe. This podcast is an excellent primer on the fundamental world v
Why don’t we hear about private security guard brutality at Disneyland and on cruise ships? Where does law come from? How do people cooperate enough to get law started in the first place? Did the birth of the modern economy arise from a collaps
What if a nation sinking below sea level became the innovation hub for floating cities? What if you could float the infrastructure of Holland to the slums of Bangladesh? What if the future of floating cities is in 3D printed technology? Dutch a
Seasteading emerged from shared belief that applying philosophy to practical action requires exiting most accepted institutions.  I thought it was about time I turned on the recorder to capture one of these conversations. Mike Gibson and Reid S
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