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Thoughts on the 2017 Seasteading Conference in Tahiti

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Thoughts on the 2017 Seasteading Conference in Tahiti

I flew to French Polynesia for the First Tahiti Seasteading Gathering 2017, a four-day conference for seasteading enthusiasts. I firmly believe this pioneering technology can open the seas to human dwelling and exploration and help solve some of the world's most important problems. As I stepped off the plane and was graced with a lei, it was late at night, but warm, with the fragrance of flowers in the air. And not because someone had planted flowers nearby, the whole island is continually awash in an aromatic blend of tropical flowers light on the breeze but never overpowering. It was...

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In Two Minutes: The Ventive Seasteading Mission

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In Two Minutes: The Ventive Seasteading Mission

Ventive’s mission is to build permanent ocean communities for the masses, using modular structures designed to make ocean life safe, comfortable, and affordable. We begin by creating a basic seasteading building-block: this capsule-shaped hollow shell structure, 24’ diameter and 80’ long (7.3m diameter x 24.3m long). We use filament-winding and geopolymer to create the shell, making it very strong and seawater-proof, then we cut out windows and doors to create a home; we call it a Floathouse. Two floors, over 2000 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, two and a half bath, living room, dining room, etc. This structure...

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