Snippet from a forthcoming documentary about seasteading. In this video, watch the Seasteading Institute and advocates for a seasteading lifestyle conducting testbed operations in the form of a floating river festival. This year from June 6 - June 10 on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
At The Seasteading Institute, we believe that experiments are the source of all progress: to find something better, you have to try something new. But right now, there is no open space for experimenting with new societies.
That’s why we work to enable seasteading communities — floating cities — which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government. The most successful communities can then inspire change in governments around the world. We’re opening this new frontier because humanity needs better ways to live together to unlock our full potential.
As a lifelong landlubber, seasteading is a philosophy and a set of ideas that reminds me very much of another darling project I have my eye on, Earthships. Earthships are the brainchild of maverick/renegade architect Michael Reynolds, who fought for years in the New Mexico state legislature to establish “zones of freedom” where Earthship communities could be built as experiments in large scale, sustainable, green housing. Link goes to a full length documentary about Earthships (worth the watch if you can spare the hour and a half).