Freedom the next killer app says 21-year-old MIT dropout and self-taught crypto expert, sees fantastic things for himself in 2005.
Lackey's aim is to give corporations and frisky individuals the "freedom" to store and move data without answering to anybody (governments or
otherwise) competitors, regulators, and lawyers. That's working to transform a 60-year-old gunnery fort in the North Sea - an odd, quasi-independent
outpost whose British owner calls it....
"The Principality of Sealand"
Here's a little info about Sealand....
Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain. The island fortress is
conveniently situated from 65 to 100 miles from the coasts of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The official language of Sealand is English and
the Sealand Dollar has a fixed exchange rate of one U.S. dollar. Passports and stamps have been in circulation since 1969, however, contrary to many
misleading websites and news articles, Sealand passports are not for sale, and anyone offering such are selling forgeries. Within a radius of 500
miles of Sealand live more than 200 million people who enjoy some of the highest standards of living in the world. This area also encompasses the
financial, industrial and cultural heart of Europe.
The startup is called HavenCo Ltd. Its placed on a 6,000-square-foot, World War II antiaircraft deck that comprises the "land" of Sealand.
The facility isn't much to look at and i dont think they are quite bothered about that.
It consists of a rusty steel deck sitting on two hollow, huge concrete cylinders that rise 60 feet above surface of the North Sea.
Up top there's a drab building and a helicopter landing pad.
The history of Sealand is a story of a struggle for liberty. Sealand was founded on the principle that any group of people dissatisfied with the
oppressive laws and restrictions of existing nation states may declare independence in any place not claimed to be under the jurisdiction of another
High tech stuff....
Sealand will have some nice hardware...
HavenCo will provide its clients with nearly a gigabit per second of Internet bandwidth by year's end, at prices far cheaper than those on the
overregulated dry land of Europe.
The huge concrete cylinders will contain millions of dollars worth of networking gear: computers, transaction processors,servers, , data-storage
devices - all cooled with banks of roaring air conditioners and powered by triple-redundant generators. Three speedy connections to HavenCo affiliate
hubs all over the planet - microwave, satellite, and underwater fiber-optic links.
I would be interested on people's opinions on this... Is this the future?
Hundreds of off-shore platform's with goverments of all type's,their own specific laws if any laws at all, and no one could do anything about
[edit on 21-8-2004 by markjaxson]