Once Rapture starts leaking, the old girl's never gonna stop.
May 31, 2009 11:30 AM Subscribe
posted by The Whelk (98 comments total)
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The Seasteading Institute
) is the brain-child of former Google engineer Patri Friedman
, and seeks to set up independent governments in international waters. In April 2009, the institute received $500,000 of seed funding from PayPal founder Peter Thiel
. After reading it's revised manifesto
, Brad Reed (of Sadly, No
) remains unimpressed.
"The seasteaders briefly address the threat of piracy by explaining that "most pirate attacks are either very small-scale, preying on unarmed ships, or very large-scale, with organized groups stealing entire cargo ships. A seastead will be too tough for small pirates and not financially worthwhile for big ones.
" Really! An entire sea platform filled with highly profitable illegal drugs would not be financially worthwhile for pirates to attack! Good luck with that."