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Silicone Valley Billionaire Reveals Plan To Launch Floating Start Up Country.

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
ETA: I just reread the title and realized the idea is for a new 'country' more than individuals. That is a different angle kind of...and maybe an opportunity to develop a new society with new rules/guidelines that may be more harmonious to modern and future aspirations of/for humanity.


"humanity" -- or deluded libertarian billionaire nerds like Mr Thiel. And when certain fractions of "humanity", otherwise known as humans who live there, decide to disagree with CEO-In-Chief Theil, what happens then?

Most young guys outgrow Ayn Rand by age 20, because it is in truth, deceptive and simplistic propaganda.

His pay pal buddy Elon has a much more productive young man's hobby to spend his billions: making cars and rockets.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Is it just me or does this story read just like the plot to the Bioshock games?


exactly.
now the more I think of it, it seems kinda creepy.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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This would be interesting place to run Internet servers from. No national jurisdiction to interfere with free speech or information.

I bet Pirate bay would just love a server site there

It would be something like Principality of Sealand
www.sealandgov.org...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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NO ..Never EVER again!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by mbkennel

I think some Somali pirates---sorry, free-market maritime entrepreneurs---just got a bright idea.


No way, there will be a 360 Degree range of Machine Gun posts surely. Let them try and take it. Having the higher ground is still a military advantage, thankfully.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Dang, you guys are totally ruining my dream of living on a floating oil rig utopia



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Already been done, a LONG time ago. They seem to be having some internal problems making it work out. Human nature as usual. They have already had a rebel group trying to take over since 1975




The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized entity, located on HM Fort Roughs, a former World War II Maunsell Sea Fort in the North Sea 10 km (six miles) off the coast of Suffolk, England (51°53'40"N, 1°28'57"E).

Since 1967, the facility has been occupied by the former British Major Paddy Roy Bates; his associates and family claim that it is an independent sovereign state. External commentators generally classify Sealand as a micronation rather than an unrecognized state.[3] While it has been described as the world's smallest nation,[4] Sealand is not currently officially recognised as a sovereign state by any sovereign state. Although Roy Bates claims it is de facto recognised by Germany as they have sent a diplomat to the micronation, and by the United Kingdom after an English court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Sealand, neither action constitutes de jure recognition as far as the respective countries are concerned.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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I get your point mbk, I was just applying my own imagination to the possible end result.
But yea, this will begin, at least, for the wealthy.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Their Forums have a lot of info, regarding what politics, social system, society they'd aim for.

And from what I've read there, it appears this guy in the OP is not doing what the typical seasteader agrees with, they want mobility..

I like the idea of a number of ships, floating from one place to the next, docking at deserted islands for food, back out to sea.. in an idyllic world eh..



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Just wait until there will be a super flow of people coming in... then the immigration laws will kick in... then the criminal laws will kick in... next thing you know, it will be a floating American oasis...

GOOD LUCK...



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Is it just me or does this story read just like the plot to the Bioshock games?


That is exactly what came to my mind when I read this.



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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The wealthy of the world already can get their governments to do their bidding, why would they need to move offshore?




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