[ExI] Libertarian Ocean Colonies

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Tue May 20 14:16:49 UTC 2008

At 09:50 PM 5/19/2008, you wrote:
>On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> > A recurrent theme on the extropy list, recent developments benefit
> > from some serious financial and intellectual backing.
> >
> > I personally tend to prefer techno-nomadism, but would like to be a
> > welcome guest and contributor to such projects.  My interest is not so
> > much on the level of building ocean-based dominions, but on the level
> > of maximizing the growth of a variety of modes of self-expression.
> >
> > <http://www.wired.com/print/science/planetearth/news/2008/05/seasteading>
> >
> > - Jef
>Though I am not a libertarian, I think this is a very important
>project that should be supported.
>I believe one of the main problems of our 21st century world is that
>old, entrenched power structures in nation states are fighting to
>retain power against all new citizen driven communities. Projects like
>this are steps in the right direction.

Unfortunately these projects seem no more likely today than when they 
were discussed by libertarians back in the 1960s.


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