Seasteading Tries Again

And like before, it’s going to fail again. As an idea, seasteading is romantic, and has a visual appeal. In actuality, it’s fallen into every pothole possible and has very little in the way of practical economic benefits over better use of the landmass we already possess. It’s higher maintenance, higher cost, lower benefit than almost any comparable on land project and as a result has never been able to succeed in a meaningful way. There isn’t a single successful seasteading project that meets current economic measures of success, and likely won’t be for a good long time. At this point, it’s likely we see a permanent community off planet before we see one on the ocean.

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