This is my first contribution to your discussion. I start by saying I am enthusiastic and supportive of the Sea-stead mission. My comments here and in the future are focused on feasibility. I define this as physical, financial and market feasiblity. Feasibility is a simultaneous equation where each part is interactive and mutually dependent.
In January I read a N.Y. Times article. Since, I have spend several hundred hours trying to solve the feasibility of Floating Island. I have succeeded. I have shared my work with Seasteading Institute during the 10-week process and now intend to share with you in this forum. I may also reach out to the Facebook page and the press in Polynesia. I am not certain of the correct contemporary protocol.
I find that many of the base assumptions, calculations, materials, images, narrative thus far posted or articulated in the press and on the Seasteading website demonstrate a concept that is not feasible. I spent 300 hours in the past few months to demonstrate this.
I will shortly start share tangible and specific information that a reasonable "Discussion Forum" person can prove or dispute with one hour of due diligence research. I write from the position that I have designed and implemented possibly $10 million in remote resort / mixed-use development over 50-years, around the world. I apply that experience here. I may be proved wrong, so I welcome your input and comment. Some of my built-work can be found at www.amentaco.com. I apologize if sharing this violates forum rules. Ted