Seriously, I’m deeply upset that there are thousands of people and many countries which NEED seasteading simply to Survive. And yet because the Seasteading Institute is so stuck up about “San Francisco this and billionaires that”, that they couldn’t give a damn about actually helping anyone!
There are drowning nations! And it would be SOO easy to simply build self-healing concrete break-walls to keep out the water or at least make their islands amenable to seasteads for adapting to the new higher water levels.
There is this absolute disconnect of SI from the rest of the world, which I just find appalling, it is one of the reasons why I left this group. And I hope things have changed, I HOPE that MAYBE someone will pull their head out of San Francisco capital of hubris, and perhaps help out Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, where a bunch of first nations have been cajoled into leaving their lands for the mainland, simply because of rising tide!
Obviously there are also many Pacific and Indian ocean nations, but that’s WAY too far from San Fransico to matter, so I’m not even gonna bother. Maybe just Maybe Louisiana, being in the same country at least, will mean someone from Seasteading will talk to these people, about how they can stay and thrive on Isle de Jean Charles?
If you SI people do well with them, then other nations, in the pacific, and indian oceans will like your track record, and will want to do further business with you. Otherwise as you are now, not much more than some silicon valley hype.
Anyways, if anyone at Seasteading Institute is actually doing (not writing about) doing some good for the world along these lines, I’m completely open to re-wording this post given new evidence.