Cathrine Holst writes about the phenomenon of seasteads, and the possibility of making expert arrangements in seasteads that are both democratically authorized and accountable, and likely to contribute to increased quality in decision- and policy-making in her contribution to the volume Seasteads. Opportunities and Challenges for Small New Societies.
Read on here: ARENA Centre for European Studies.
On seasteads, a square foot will – due to the technological challenges of the sea – probably be much more expensive than on the mainland. In other words, area will be scarce. How can we grow plants for our food supply?
Learn more about aeroponics here: Sing Kong Lee: Aeroponic Technology – A Tool for Food Production on Seasteads.
Many Researchers bemoan the many restrictions they have to accept. Not everything they would like to do is allowed – on the mainland. But what about the high sea? Imagine there would be no research restrictions any more. Should we do everything that we can? Or should we set some ethical rules?
Read more here: David B. Resnik: Seasteads: Research Ethics and Oversight Issues.
Last week, I presented a paper that argues that courts don’t neccessarily have to be state institutions. Let’s continue this thought: What about marriages? Why does the state have to be involved in this very private issue?
Read more about this here: Colin P. A. Jones: Rethinking Marriage from the Seastead up.
Thanks a lot to the Smart Investor 5/2017 for their extensive and favorable book review! Smart Investor is the German-speaking magazine for the critical investor.
Liberty International interviewed Kurt Hanson and Nigel Grier about the potential for a “free city” in Mu Aye Pu, in the Karen region of Burma near Thailand.
When you go to court, this is a state institution. But actually: Why? A plea for private courts by Walter E. Block.
A short, but nice book recommendation on the Below Potential blog:
“Taking a more academic approach, the book can be considered complementary to Joe Quirk’s and Patri Friedman’s book on Seasteading. […]
If you are interested in Competitive Governance and Seasteading and want to gain insight into the prerequisites for Seasteads to become a long-term success, I can highly recommend this book.”
The blog is about how humanity is held back by bad laws, regulations and policies, how these are the inevitable outcome of the current systems for producing laws and policies – and what to do about it.
A podcast of Startup Societies Foundation.
Greater independence in matters of law and government, might come to seasteaders through the advent of special jurisdictions and special flag registries, now in the planning. Carried to their logical conclusion, these trends might eventually result in associations of seasteaders that have standing equal to that of nation states in international relations, thus giving seasteaders the prospect of full sovereignty in determining their own laws and forms of government.
Learn more about this here: Tom W. Bell: Law, Governance, and International Relations of Seasteads.