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Utopia Ho!

By - May 22, 2008

This post caught my eye:

If a small team of Silicon Valley millionaires get their way, in a few years, you could have a new option for global citizenship: A permanent, quasi-sovereign nation floating in international waters.

With a $500,000 donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, a Google engineer and a former Sun Microsystems programmer have launched The Seasteading Institute, an organization dedicated to creating experimental ocean communities “with diverse social, political, and legal systems.”

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5 thoughts on “Utopia Ho!

  1. says:

    Sending a bunch of millionaires floating away on an island…sounds good to me! I have a few names I’d like to suggest. I’ll provide the MRE’s. Seriously, don’t these guys have anything more productive to do with their money? A floating commune?

  2. Justin Watt says:

    Going to take a little more than $500k.

  3. j says:

    This sounds like fun. Floating on a raft of plastic bottles with a bunch of libertarian whackjobs. Daily discussion topics include Ayn Rand and which person we should eat first when the generator dies.

  4. André Wohlfart says:

    Kinda reminds me of Waterworld.

    Did Cevin Costner already sign up? 🙂

  5. Fat Rich Pig says:

    Such colonies if ever made would turn out to be a great hideout for the drug and smuggling mafias !