It is a nice article. I would prefer the word “artificial” in place of “fake”.
Just like in reference about me as a “mad scientist” I would prefer the
term “eccentric genius”. (a line from the cartoon movie Lilo and Stich)
The Polynesian apprehension from the article:
“We have a history of being taken for fools,”…
“Nuclear testing, big hotels, nice, smiling, white, intelligent people
telling us it’ll be good for us.”
So there is that book: Sailing the Farm: A Survival Guide to Homesteading on the Ocean; by Kenneth Neumeyer . This book was published in 1981.
That was long before TSI was formed. I would like to note, with all due
respect to TSI and to French Polynesia, that Seasteading will probably go
on with or without TSI, and with or without French Polynesia.
The libertarian concept of doing business is with mutual consent. (I guess)
So far, there is a consent between FP and TSI. I am happy to acknowledge
that consent and that cooperation.
There are some not so positive experiences from the past on both sides.
I hope, this will be a successful, and a positive experience with mutual benefits.