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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 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.
©2017 The Seasteading Institute (P)2017 Tantor
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"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Melanie on 05-15-17


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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5 out of 5 stars
By The Hormans on 03-21-18

To the sea we will return

I absolutely loved this book! I’ll admit that I was just curious when I got it after seeing it as an editor suggested read on another site, but I would have been very disappointed if I had not purchased it. The concepts are so simple, though each has its own complexity, that my blood has been pumping since I began listening to it. Free thinkers this is for you.

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