I agree that there should be separate areas for each. I support the more decentralized system as possible. That way you have a choice. Which seasteading brings to the table.
I am not against a constitution or basic rules to follow, you should expect to know what you’re getting into when you arrive and should be more than able to leave if that changes. If you go into a restaurant, you pretty much know the unwritten rule that you will sit down and eat first then pay afterwards. You go into a grocery store and you pick up your food and pay before you leave. You go to a street vendor and you pay before you eat. These all have rules and it is not something an anarcho capitalist would cry about. The key being that if you’re eating and they change the rules and make you pay up front for your meal, you can choose to get up and walk out. If you choose to go to the “soup Nazi” and he spews racial epitaphs at you, you knew what you were getting into and can come back or not if you wish.
The US has a flawed constitution and people who are born here are expected to follow it without having much choice until you’re old enough and able enough to leave. (I say that the US constitution is flawed not because what was written was wrong if was followed and that we have such shitty laws because the constitution wasn’t followed, but if the constitution was so good…it wouldn’t be able to reach the point where it’s not followed anymore).
This is why I see more of a “club with dues” approach. If you’re getting what you paid for then you will pay year by year. If one year they say “Education is now going to include teaching kids that the world is flat…and health care? You have to set your own broken bones.”…then when the beginning of the year comes around and you get to choose to be a citizen for another year you can opt out.
The whole concept of seasteading makes most of this moot. If your system sucks, it will fail and nobody will live on your seastead. If it is good, people will continue to live there and be happy.
I have been looking into AI lately and it seems like what we are doing with seasteads, people are using AI to find the best of many different things. You run something through a program and let it try different things millions of times as it learns which solution is the best and it can improve on existing processes.
I would actually love to see an AI program try to come up with the best model for governance. It would require a lot of input and would never be perfect because human behavior is hard to model but it might give a better solution than what anyone else could think of.
I would also warn against putting too much time into thinking up your future nation’s next constitution. As they say, opinions are like assholes…and all of that. Seasteading tends to bring a lot of future kings in search of their kingdoms to rule. Your ideas will be one of many. The high likelihood will be that each new platform created will be crowdfunded around some proposed governance and use solution. Whoever puts it together will have to convince enough people to put millions of dollars into their proposed solution for that seastead.
We will see though. I look forward to actually living on a seastead and coming up with these ideas among people you know could actually be living in your new government.