If I may pay my two cents: employment.
Well, seasteading would be a new way of life in an unusual environment.
This is going to be unusual to many people.
The usual system is not for everybody, just like seasteading is probably not for everybody.
The new way of life can be different or can be similar to the landlubber way.
However, if someone wants the landlubber life why would they go to sea?
Providing employment and job opportunities are probably the landlubber life.
There are not many employers offer jobs out there on the high seas for seasteaders.
Seasteading is a very unusual thing, and many people think of it with aversion.
Aversion is always a possible way to relate to something new.
There are many examples for that in practical experience: such as human flight with aeroplanes,
development of operating system for a computer that is personal use, ... etc...
There are negative ideas of seasteading; such as :
experimenting with drugs,
no need to leave land to experiment with drugs, and those people with drug addictions will
probably not be able to maintain their life on the high seas.
The other negative thought of land dwellers is; seasteaders want to escape paying taxes, and
it is going to be land dwellers tax liability.
The third negative thought of land dwellers, is; it is a fraud and it will take land police and court
to clean it up and it would leave a big chaos and destruction behind.
These negative extrapolations come from land experience. These things happen in human
communities on land and it could happen on sea too. Humans seem to be the common denominators.
There are other ideas too from land dwellers: libertarianism, self-sufficient living, volunteer simplicity,
off - grid living, ... etc ... These ideas are not for everybody on land, nor on sea.
There is lots of available land to live on, in my opinion. But the structure of land dwellers life does not
seem to result in peaceful expansion.
There seems to be a kind of feudalistic tie to location and to property on land, and people seem to look at
each other as properties and objects.
A new way of life can come from an unusual point of view. The land dwellers ideas are not necessary
the only one , that can develop, in the process of homesteading the high seas.
Applying the old rules might be not for everybody.
The way of thinking that gets me in trouble, cannot solve that trouble I got in.
It seems like, I cannot think myself into a better way of living, but I can live myself into a
better way of thinking.
Homesteading the high seas might be a better way of living for some.