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September 25, 2011

How about a seastead?

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25 September 2011

How about living on a floating city?

Imagine if you could start over? No money, no possessions, no political agendas, no social construction - just living. You could wake up in the morning and peer out of your window at an endless ocean, climb out onto your porch into the crisp sea air and dive straight into the saltiness.

This is exactly the idea inspiring the Seasteading Institute, which has challenged architects and people dreaming of liberty to come up with the first independent "seastead" in the world by 2015. The aim is to house at least 50 full-time residents and be completely self-sufficient. It must also offer real estate on the stead to the open market, and is completely autonomous regarding politics.

Participants have to take heavy sea storms into consideration, while the cities must be completely modular and able to expand with the population.

I think this is a wonderful idea. Humankind needs a new way of living, because things are not working for people now.

What do you think of the idea?

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