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Our planet is suffering from serious environmental problems: coastal flooding due to severe storms caused in part by atmospheric pollution, diminishing natural resources such as clean water, and so on. But while these problems plague planet Earth, two-thirds of our globe is ocean. The seas can be home to pioneers, seasteaders, who are willing to homestead the Blue Frontier. Oil platforms and cruise ships already inhabit the waters; now it's time to take the next step to full-fledged ocean civilizations.

In their fascinating examination of a practical solution to our earthly problems, Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman profile some of the visionaries who are implementing basic concepts of seasteading: farming the oceans for new sources of nutrition; using the seas as a new sustainable energy source; establishing more equitable economies; and reinventing architecture to accommodate the demands of living on the ocean.

©2017 The Seasteading Institute (P)2017 Tantor

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"Passionate and convincing. The idea of individual sovereignty could finally come true with floating ocean cities." (Titus Gebel, Founder & CEO of Free Private Cities Ltd)

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Emmersive!

I couldn't stop listening. The ideas and cases made in this book are inspiring. Will listen to it again for sure.

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Wow

Quite a presentation. This Seasteading Project really felt like a Disney Epcot at Sea. Disney already full force in the cruise industry might be a prime candidate to partner with on this venture.

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this book challenges the conventional wisdom

i finished this book in 2 days. fascinating and entertaining. highly recommended for all technology/freedom/futuristic lovers

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a whole nother world

it's hard to believe that someone has already figured out how to solve the problems of world poverty, war, and carbon dioxide buildup, but read this book and you'll get it. and Sean Pratt is the best didactic reader on the planet.