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World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It
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World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin testing in its waters.

“If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country,” Joe Quirk, the president of the Seasteading Institute told the New York Times. “We can create a huge diversity of governments for a huge diversity of people.”

The community in question should consist of about a dozen structures, including homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants. Engineers and architects have already visited an undisclosed location where the project should emerge. The main aim of the idea is to “liberate humanity from politicians” and “rewrite the rules that govern society”.

Quirk claimed that building this utopian offshore will cost about $167 million. The Seasteading Institute has already received seed funding from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, however for the next phase of the project the institute hopes to hold an “initial coin offering,” a crowdfunding campaign which raises money by creating and selling virtual currency.

More info: seasteading.org (h/t thenewyorktimes)

Floating cities are no longer science fiction

Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008

It has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin testing in its waters

“If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country”

“We can create a huge diversity of governments for a huge diversity of people”

The community in question should consist of about a dozen structures, including homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants

Engineers and architects have already visited an undisclosed location where the project should emerge

The main aim of the idea is to “liberate humanity from politicians” and “rewrite the rules that govern society”

Building this utopian offshore will cost about $167 million

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Mark Fergel
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4 years ago

By utopia they mean "A place for rich people where laws are outside the jurisdiction of government."

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

EXACTLY!!!!

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Ryan W.
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4 years ago

Will cost about $167 MILL - I call bullshit right there. That may be the price of one building alone.

Misterscooter
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4 years ago

Seriously. A floating city will cost significantly less than a stadium?

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa
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4 years ago

Wouldn't it be easier to ship ALL of our politicians off to a remote island somewhere? 😏

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Mark Fergel
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4 years ago

By utopia they mean "A place for rich people where laws are outside the jurisdiction of government."

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

EXACTLY!!!!

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Ryan W.
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4 years ago

Will cost about $167 MILL - I call bullshit right there. That may be the price of one building alone.

Misterscooter
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4 years ago

Seriously. A floating city will cost significantly less than a stadium?

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa
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4 years ago

Wouldn't it be easier to ship ALL of our politicians off to a remote island somewhere? 😏

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