New Frontier for Development: The Ocean

The Seasteading Institute, a group that advocates creating sovereign nations in international waters, announces the winner of their seastead design contest.

"Championed by California-based competition sponsor the Seasteading Institute, the high-seas homesteading movement is all about creating tiny frontier lands "where those who wish to experiment with building new societies can go to test out their ideas," according to the institute's Web site.

Though none of the winning designs--announced May 18, 2009--are intended to be built, they are "to inspire us with their vision of how seasteaders can make a home on the next frontier," said Seasteading Institute Executive Director Patri Friedman in a statement."

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The past in the future

It's the 60's all over again. If the Metabolists had their way, Japan would have rebuilt on the ocean. It would be interesting to see how each project integrated infrastructural and energy solutions, tidal power might finally be effective. Or were these entirely pipe dreams, just like in the 60's?

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