There was an interesting discussion thread here. It is too bad that it automatically closed before the current world refugee situation came into full bloom.
So as I recall, the last discussion of cost for moving forward was a half million dollars per person - that we had to find for ourselves and our own families. As the previous discussion thread indicated many of those interested are themselves homeless, and yet we as a group - before our own intelligent, awake, willing and eager needs are fulfilled - are supposed to build a first, and perhaps only, Shangri La for the millions of RAPUGEES??? And it had better be a Shangri La, or they will burn the place down. And we had better provide workers to do all the things they aren’t willing to do for themselves - or the same result. They need entertainment for all the idle time they aren’t doing any useful work, which is all the time. Also, if we don’t provide a steady stream of fair Caucasian teenage girls, they will invade whatever landmass they are near and create worldwide laws against allowing the existence of any other Seastead any place, in our lifetimes, period.
That may sound negative, but it is consistent with the mass of reports from Europe lately and in fact I left out a whole lot of negatives, ie., mass food waste, gratuitous trash, religious and general violence, and the list goes on…
All of that makes no sense unless one deals what really is - a boat lift, cleaning out all the prisons of the Middle East and the Northern half of Africa, coached to a monumental sense of mass self entitlement, covered by the appearance of a few families from Syria, and boat loads of varying degrees of obviously false paperwork.
Rather than dwell on any of these negatives, I would like to draw a constructive comparison. In the business section, I made it relatively simple straightforward business proposition that could hugely aid in financing an overall Seastead project - and go forward now.
So do people who don’t have half a million dollars per family member now, ready to allocate, not count for going forward with Seastead? The proposition I made would take very little money to go forward now, and could generate after basic prevailing wages onshore in the USA, 2 million dollars per basic simple production worker in ten years, or six years if they’re already on Seastead. That is basic workers who are truely motivated and can stay motivated by applying craftsmanship to positive projects - we’re not talking about an intellectual or preliminary investing core - although an intellectual who is has been hamstrung in his or her efforts to amass saved financial resources could look at six years of basically productive craftsmanship has a small price to pay for being able to pursue the rest of a lifetime of more intellectual pursuits. See the business post “Investing Some Resources Now…”
Reward genuine motivation or you won’t have it, period; and there is a world of difference between the start date of now and the start date of someday.