"We are the Blue Frontier," says spokesman for French Polynesia Government


(joequirk) #1

Originally published at: http://www.seasteading.org/2017/01/blue-frontier-says-spokesman-french-polynesia-government/

“We have solutions to bring the world.” Spokesman for the French Polynesian government articulates his extraordinary vision for Floating Islands in an unedited spontaneous interview Mere days after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with The Seasteading Institute on behalf of President Fritch, government spokesman and Minister of Housing, Jean-Christophe Bouissou, arrived home to express his global vision for a floating innovation hub on TNTV in Tahiti.And…


#2

Nice way to put it, that the islands, TSI, others, and even would-be space colonists are all looking for similar solutions to the growing population, pollution, and resources…

Very interesting, to say the least.

Thank you for the link!

Jeff Frusha


(Chad Elwartowski) #3

After watching “Mars” (the TV show) I started thinking that it might be good to think of a seastead design that is not only good for the sea, but also would do well on Mars (or space). A lot of lessons learned could then be put toward our future alien brethren.


(Alex Smith) #4

what’s the policy of your immigration ? should french language skill required to get permit to live on that floating platform?


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Mere days after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with The Seasteading Institute
on behalf of President Fritch, government spokesman and Minister of Housing,
Jean-Christophe Bouissou, arrived home to express his global vision for a floating
innovation hub on TNTV in Tahiti.

What would a floating city bring to French Polynesia?

it isn’t so much the floating island

as it is those who, today are interested in participating together

in overcoming of technical challenges

present when living as a community

as an example, how we handle waste… or generate electricity from waste

how we draw energy from the sea

even though on this point we already have in some hotels, interesting AC systems

how we can use nanotechnology to produce materials suitable for floating platformas on the ocean

So in a way, this idea of a floating island

is about bringing together a number of US universities

UCLA, Berkeley and other universities on the east and west coast of the US

as well as industrialists interested in this topic

to put togetherwhat is understood today and benefit French Polynesia, because

it is also our osland which need solutiions, among other thing, for waste management

Reporter: so, in concrete terms, what will it bring to our country?

well, a better life

simply put, because we do not currently have solutions to all problems we are facing

the aim is also, in regards to climate issues, that we have solutions to bring to the world

we think of ourself in Polynesia but there are other parts of the world

which are under threat, because of rising seas

so in the end, Polynesia is the destination all those intelligences are considering

because we are willing to work with them

it is incredible, tomorrow we will have researchers, scientists, industrialists,

people with the financial capacity to do things here

and we should be looking at them saying we;re not interested?

of course we’re interested!

this is why the president and the entire government

wish for us to spend this year studying the viability of such a project

Reporter: why Polynesia? Why have they chosen our country?

I think Polynesia is this haven, where things are made possible

you know, it is the blue frontier… the big Pacific

it is also a country which has shown that its population wishes to forge ahead

and if it is happening here today it is because there are parties who can listen

Reporter: you’ve seen that there is some skepticism from a segment of the population

because other previous projects failed to move ahead, can you reassure viewers watching this?

I will tell you that it is within the realm of dreams for some

but I would say dreams belong to those who want to move forward and make them happen

many could not imagine us walking on the moon

others that we can travel to Mars

and others cannot imagine that tomorrow

we will be able to find solutions to the problems facing island communities

or build platforms on the ocean

knowing that tomorrow we may be 10, 11 or 12 billion people

so to those who bring only criticism I would reply that we live in a democratic society

but generally I do nnot listen to them and as an american president once said

if I had to address all criticism I would spend my entire life doing it

Reporter: regarding the calendar, could you tell us about the next steps

you signed an MOU

you give yourself one year for feasibility studies?

Yes WE give oursleves one year, it isn’t I Jean Christophe Bouissou but the government

to study , as I said, the feasibility

when it comes to regulatory aspects

on environmental impact

on the management of waste there

and also on the economic aspects and financial aspects

you know, even before starting a project, these are not people who want to throw their money away

they want to know exactly how feasible things are

and if feasible, then it becomes a mix

between them, Silicon Valley, American universities, industrialists, and Polynesia

the youth who want to get involved in all those research fields