Seateading Con

I had a good time at The Seasteading Institute's annual conference. I got to hang out with Patri, Mike Gibson, Sean Lynch, and Will Chamberlain (not to be confused with Wilt Chamberlain; similar height and prowess with women), briefly spoke to David Friedman, Michael Strong, James Hogan, and Erwin Strauss, and also talked to Saurabh, Marc, Eelco (who was fascinated by my blonde curls), Eric, Tim, Jeff, and a bunch of people I can't remember.

My impressions are as follows:

  • It's actually happening. There are a bunch of smart, ambitious people from all over the world trying to make this work. Kudos to Patri for putting a dream into motion.
  • I think I 'get' TSI's role. It's a non-profit organization that simply provides information, guidance, and advocacy. The profits will have to be sought by other institutions.
  • The profit-seeking entities are in their infancy. There's still a lot of work to do.
  • The vast majority of people there were libertarians. I made it a point to ask people what their interest was in Seasteading. Almost everyone was in it for the freedom aspects (except Will who was in it for the babes). Almost nobody I spoke to was in it for the engineering or ocean-loving, or even to stake out their progressive utopia on the ocean.
  • The view of San Francisco from the Bay is incredible.
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The vast majority of people

The vast majority of people there were libertarians. I made it a point to ask people what their interest was in Seasteading. Almost everyone was in it for the freedom aspects (except Will who was in it for the babes). Almost nobody I spoke to was in it for the engineering or ocean-loving, or even to stake out their progressive utopia on the ocean.

I figured as much. I think I've lost interest in hanging out with libertarians. We've/I've exhausted our conversation topics.

Have any of these people been at sea during a storm?

I doubt it! Only a well designed ship or boat away from a coastline is safe in a severe storm.