Tech Billionaires To Create Independent Sea Colony
Eminem once rapped about growing a beard, getting weird and disappearing into the mountains whenever he decides to officially hang up the mic.
Raekwon, too, opining that he should “escape project life, run with my rifle, live in the woods, grow a rugged beard and chill,” on Only Built 4 Cuban Links 2’s “Walk Wit Me.”
Visions of a self-imposed exile have always remained prevalent amongst those tired of running the rat race or those tired of succumbing to society. Historically, options were limited: either set up a private compound in one country or set up a private compound in another. However isolated, avoiding the nation state system was highly unlikely.
Technology billionaire, Peter Thiel has invested $1.2 million to the Seasteading Institute, an organization with the goal of building island colonies off the coast of San Francisco independent from any other nation, TheHuffingtonPost.com reports.
Patri Friedman (grandson of Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman) is working directly on Seasteading. Friedman and Thiel estimate that the colonies will be ready for full settlement by 2018.
The first of these island colonies will sit on a single oil rig in the Pacific Ocean and all colonies will be governed by libertarian policies. No welfare programs. No minimum wage. Loser building codes. Few restrictions on weapons. Let’s call it Tea Party Island.
“Decades from now, those looking back at the start of the century will understand that Seasteading was an obvious step towards encouraging the development of more efficient, practical public sector models around the world,” says the Paypal founder. “We are at a fascinating juncture: the nature of government is about to change at a very fundamental level.”
Each Tea Party Islander will receive 300 feet of living space per person along with a garden, solar panels, wind turbines, and internet access. Each will also have no place to run if a coup takes place thanks to those “few restrictions on weapons” or if an earthquake topples one of those structures built with “loser building codes.”
Who said paradise comes with safety included?
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