Podcast: Does Our Future Lie Within Ocean Cities?
What if we told you that in a couple of decades from now there would be mobile cities operating out in the middle of the ocean far from any nation states jurisdiction?
That multiple autonomous erected islands free from the over-bureaucratic nightmares of cities and urban life would become a viable alternative for you and me. It’s called seasteading, it’s an idea that has started to gain serious traction on the fringes of Silicon Valley in the last ten years. Think oil rigs but on a large scale and with thousands of people living day to day. Is this just another techno-utopia built on the shoulders of eccentric billionaires like PayPal pioneer Peter Thiel or will seasteading become a serious liveable option in the future? We spoke to the American author Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute and seavangelist about his recent book Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians and where this new utopian idea started.