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I recently created a discord server https://discord.gg/ufTmmBGx
but trying to create a zulip server, I noticed that https://seastead.zulipchat.com already exists. Does anyone know who owns it?
If there is a discord server for seasteading, let me know.
Edit: there is: https://discord.com/invite/2sD5pVCeRE
If not, here is a link to join one I created: https://discord.gg/ufTmmBGx
I wonder if anyone there is interested in the history of the Operation Atlantis Project. I have a great deal of data that I collected when I was involved.
Here is a souvenir that I have for sale:
We want the Seasteading Community to name our Polyculture Structure! 📷
Last week, we asked for your suggestions and we were blown away by your creativity! Now it's time to choose the winning name! 📷
Please take our poll survey and vote for the best name that you think perfectly suits our structure, that will become the official name of the thing we are about to build.
Access the survey here: https://www.surveylegend.com/s/4xgh
Clips from the Atlas Shrugged Movies that inspired the Freedom Haven project
I don’t fully understand it, but it seems like you can use the ocean temperature differences to produce energy via a heat engine, and also desalinate produce fresh water. Problem seemingly being that you have to have the facilities deep underwater.
Imagine this--someone has successfully started up a seastead in your area. They're actively welcoming new members, and after a quick chat, have invited you to join them. Your own inspection (along with that of a reputable engineer) suggests it's quite safe and well-built, and you're well-aligned philosophically.
Having checked all these other boxes, what standard of living would you expect/require before you pulled the trigger and moved onto this seastead?
This poll is mainly for my own edification--I'm quite curious about others' opinions on this. If you'd like to talk more about your own necessities, or clarify your response, I look forward to hearing fromy ou in the comments.
I'm sure I don't need to explain to anyone on this subreddit why being able to live on the oceans is advantageous. Cost, liberty, safety, sustainability...the list goes on.
However, the challenges involved are naturally commensurate. How do you provide for all a person's needs when you can't just walk or drive down to the local shop? Where does waste go? What happens if your home springs a leak? It is actively harmful to hand-wave these questions away like some people do, without bothering to examine specific and detailed solutions. The devil is in the details, after all.
This is why I think that Ephemerisle and similar events are so crucial. They are essentially seasteading 'trial runs', operating as short-term events that encourage many different people to consider the inherent challenges of living on the water. In the same way that you should practice in a local pool before swimming the English Channel, or experience a week of camping before moving to an off-grid property in the woods, it's hard to imagine a better warmup for seasteading than building and inhabiting a floating structure for a week.
It also helps ground planning in reality. It's all well and good to make 3D graphics of shining utopian cities or propose floating factories to manufacture high-tech seaweed bricks, but I would bet that in the next 50 years...this is closer to what actual, practical seasteading will look like.
It's a haphazard collection of sailing boats, floating homes, cobbled-together 'islands' and other platforms, coming together and breaking apart as their owners see fit. I think that's plenty inspiring. Though I know the Seasteading Institute no longer runs Ephemerisle (despite starting it in the first place), I think that we as individuals should try to take the initiative and do what we can to start similar events wherever we find ourselves. We get to practice the basic skills required for living on the water, expose other folks to the fun and freedom we're searching for, and hopefully enjoy ourselves along the way.
Thought it looked cool
the latest and greatest from Andrii, my wizard in Ukraine.
still a bit jerky, but getting the concepts.
Now with Trees, illustrating the spaces that can be planted ,
underwater; the gaps between the cells are providing hidey hole habitat and biofilm resources.
Depending upon location and water flow, these colonized spaces will be teeming with life as .
well as providing stability for the structure .
the enclosed cells below water line are utilized for aquaculture, ballast and general utilities.\lines for Kelp and other seaweeds.
shown are the horizontal spaces (aka floor) that are constructed by triangulating between the cells structural members and then filling in the gaps with a growing medium.
not shown is the spaces teeming with people and other animals.
but we are getting there.
thanks for following along
as this entire structure is primarily comprised of single use plastic film and bag waste, fused in an environmentally correct method using hot sand..