The Seasteading Institute envisions vast clumps of these structures
forming city-states in the open ocean. Illustration: Valdemar Duran
Wired magazine has the story on "deep water city/states." It's fascinating, and look who's putting it together.
With a $500,000 donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, a Google engineer and a former Sun Microsystems programmer have launched The Seasteading Institute, an organization dedicated to creating experimental ocean communities "with diverse social, political, and legal systems."
"Decades from now, those looking back at the start of the century will understand that Seasteading was an obvious step towards encouraging the development of more efficient, practical public-sector models around the world," Thiel said in a statement.
Build enough of these spar platforms and you've got yourself a "deep-water city-state."
libertarian seasteaders, and the Texas Tower (below)].
Rather than architecture simply improving on the natural landscape, it would actually be giving shape to a new kind of community that will encompass intricate constitutional and political needs. In this case architecture becomes, more accurately, political space. Who's been thinking about THAT?