I would love to see moving Seasteads. If we were able to move a Seastead we could:
- see different cultures and have different ‘neighbors’
- specifically alter the climate to be consisten or changing. It could be warm year round, we could have warm summers and snowy winters, we could have short winters and no autumn etc.
- we could vary flight durations, we could be close to Europe for their summer vacation, to come to us and then close to the US when its time for springbreak (assuming we focus on party tourism)
- we could have a year-round ski resort with real snow outside on swimming, artificial mountains but stay as close to a hub like Japan, or the US as possible while still having the freezing temperatures needed for snow.
Problem is: a single body like a cruise ship is easy to move, because signicant costs were incurred to make it movable, making an entire 100k people city movable is hard… at least if we use engines.
What if we hang on to streams like the Golf stream? Its pretty fast at 2m/s, it goes from the warm Carribean near the US via Europe to the cold parts of northern Europe. Couldn’t we install underwater sails and drift for free with this massive body of water? this could allow us nice European Summers and not-too-hot Carribean winters, make travel costs dependant on the season. In winter its 1h flight to Miami, in Summer its 1h flight to Dublin.