FEASIBILITY: --- I find no feasibility analysis that demonstrates a sea stead feasible. If a reader knows of one please share. Seasteading is feasible. I can demonstrate this. I hope to share, shortly. I need to start by stating that "Feasibility" is a simultaneous equation with three unknowns --- high school Algebra.
1.) Physical Feasibility is the most obvious unknown. How big? Concrete or steel? Location, Displacement, Infrastructure; energy source? water, sanitation communication? Much of the engineering of this is known. There is an architectural portion of this which can not be solved without input from the two other parts of the equation.
2.) Financial Feasibility is less obvious. What is the source and use of funds? Equity and debt? Return on investment? ROI, ROE, There are also conventional criteria for a "pro-forma financial analysis" of total cost versus future revenues, providing measured results; LTV (loan to value), Capitalization Rates et al. If the project is not financial feasible, cut cost, increase revenue --- input - "feed-back" to physical design. I have produced a pro forma that aligns with the physical feasibility. How do I know how big? where? how many people? and why?
3.) Market Feasibility is the more obscure unknown. Who will live and visit? How many? Rich or poor? Why and for how long? What will they do? There is a history of study of humans in geometry since the ancient Greeks. It became a full applied science only in the mid-1960's. In the mid-1970's it was further refined to answer these questions. I can not find that it has been applied to the notion of Seasteading. Why?
Gravity Model --- The first applied technology is called a gravity model. The math and theory is based on Newtonian gravity. The math weighs the appeal (desire) to visit and or live at a location on the earth with the resistance of distance (expressed in time squared). One can find online. I have applied it to sea steads in several locations of Polynesia and off the coast of New England and Florida.
VALS --- This second technology permits one to segment markets (populations) by age, education,sex, marital status, wealth etc. Since the day of mass data is available, one can identify the probable mix of populations who will sufficient desire to overcome the resistance identified in the gravity model. So with this input I have solved the Market Feasibility and "sized" the physical design in Physical Feasibility to create the correct scale and mix of uses --- that as a result maximizes the Financial Feasibility. ---- The unknown variables solved to maximize appeal, physical context and finance.
As a result I have formulated a conceptual Prototype. I have been trying to share these thoughts for months before starting this thread. I will continue to try to share. Ted