Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politici

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joe Quirk , Patri Friedman
Narrator: Sean Pratt
Genres: Animals & Nature, Social Science
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2017
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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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 Planet 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; reinventing architecture to accommodate the demands of living on the ocean.

Author Details

Author Details

Quirk, Joe

Joe Quirk serves as "Seavangelist" at the Seasteading Institute. He has taught at Lekha School of Creative Writing in San Jose, California, and was a freelance science humor consultant at Pixar. Joe coleads a team working to establish the first seastead with unprecedented political autonomy in the waters of a host nation.

Friedman, Patri

Patri Friedman received a BS in math from Harvey Mudd, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from NYIT. In 2008 he founded The Seasteading Institute with seed funding from PayPal founder Peter Thiel. Patri, the grandson of economist Milton Friedman, currently works at Google.