Float Time, Part 2

Ark in FloodFirst the London Times, and now Cato! Patri Friedman is giving a talk at Cato on the Seasteading project; it will be broadcast live online. There’s also a Facebook page for the event. Congratulations, Patri!

And on the general subject of Patri and seasteading, see Joel Scholsberg’s recent comment as well.

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6 Responses to Float Time, Part 2

  1. Anon73 March 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    The seasteading book is very interesting, and mentions a few precedents of trying this kind of thing. One strange logical leap is that after it demonstrates states will just take over nearby settlements on land (Isle of Roses, Minerva Reef), it makes the inference that mobile seasteads would not be subject to this restriction. Of course the problem can be temporarily alleviated by the “flag of convenience”, but the passage came off sounding like just mobility is enough.

  2. Mike March 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    We should all get together and seastead North Dakota into a free, stateless territory.

    …too soon?

  3. fboyle March 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    If anyone from the Philadelphia area is interested, Patri will be giving a talk April 9th at Temple University. A link to the Facebook event page is above.

  4. Black Bloke March 30, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Patri also gave his Seasteading presentation at Liberty Forum in NH earlier in March.

  5. Brother Mark, Amen April 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    I’d like to see Patri arrange for a virtual 3-D engine sandbox model of the Seastead design. Why do we always need to kill things in the sandbox rather than make and explore things?

    I’ve always thought Patri was a kindred spirit. His interest in rational communes/co-operative living and engineered living environments lead me to believe he was familiar with the arcology, Human Scale and intermediate technology world outlooks.

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