Seasteading

  • by Joe Quirk, Patri Friedman
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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; and reinventing architecture to accommodate the demands of living on the ocean.

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What the Critics Say

"Passionate and convincing. The idea of individual sovereignty could finally come true with floating ocean cities." (Titus Gebel, Founder & CEO of Free Private Cities Ltd)

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Customer Reviews

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Emmersive!

I couldn't stop listening. The ideas and cases made in this book are inspiring. Will listen to it again for sure.
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- Melanie

Wow

Quite a presentation. This Seasteading Project really felt like a Disney Epcot at Sea. Disney already full force in the cruise industry might be a prime candidate to partner with on this venture.
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- CJA

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio