There is no place (suitable for life) left on the earth free from any state's jurisdiction.
In my view, seasteading should become a real alternative to the political and social constants for people who see their future differently.
I'll be cautiously to any seasteading project if:
- it is the part of any project of a transnational corporation
- applies traditional way of governance and politics and permanently dependent to any jurisdiction
- doesn't suppose direct participation of all its members in decision-making and based on someone's monoply power.
I see a lot of ideas which could change the world for better but they faced with a lot of barriers.
So my "ideal" ocean city is a free from social inertia city. Social inertia is the main thing which stops progress and social changes and leads to conflicts.
For instance I live in Ukaine and as a lawyer I see how the corruption deeply paralyzed the society. The elite parasites on society robbing people and national wealth.
To change something I have to come to grips. But is that the thing that me and many people want?
Spend their lives in а struggle? Many people want to build up freely and do good to society, knowing that their works will not be taken by parasites.
Many talented creative peolple could focus their efforts on what they do best.
One modern marine city could do more for humankind then all people separatly trying to change something.
It is known in microeconomics such notion as "competition of nations" - means that governments are compelled to create better life for their citizens, under the pressure that such changes occur in other countries.
Therefore, achievements of a marine state could cause a lot of changes in the world.
So what I my personal view on the development?
I see that builiding costs of a seastead is too high. I belive I could be more cost effective.
I am not specialist in technical details but for instance in my country many goods cost less then in EU. Goods and technologies can cost less.
Too high price may lead to dependence from transnational capitals.
But I still hope that this project could be rised by crowdfunding. This is the only way to start totally indepenent project.
I think Seasteading Institute could move more intensively.
And the most important thing which the institute could do is to popularise the idea of seasteading in the world. Along with a clear view on the future project, that is base of cowdfunding success.
To be continued...