Archinect - News 2014-09-23T06:34:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101096460/for-libertarian-utopia-float-away-on-startup-nation For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on ‘Startup’ Nation Alexander Walter 2014-06-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:37:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f60e4d3554ad74c6ae4a3574f1860139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As dawn breaks over the Gulf of Fonseca, southeast of El Salvador, Patri Friedman sets out for a jog. He trots past domed hothouses filled with fruit trees and feels the sidewalk sway gently underfoot as a tugboat chugs by with a floating apartment building in tow. The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and -- most important -- their own laws.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48002291/obscenely-rich-tech-folk-are-still-building-their-island-utopia-off-the-coast-of-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscenely Rich Tech Folk Are Still Building Their Island Utopia Off The Coast of San Francisco</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/17174240/paypal-founder-invests-1-25-million-to-create-floating-micro-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paypal Founder Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/17174240/paypal-founder-invests-1-25-million-to-create-floating-micro-countries Paypal Founder Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries yukaroni 2011-08-17T08:51:30-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7xyqim5pb1ut20d.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Thiel is known for having big ideas before everyone else - he launched Paypal, funded Facebook, and is now interested in building his very own start-up countries in the far off, open ocean. The self-made billionaire is working closely with the Seasteading Institute to create sovereign nations in international waters, free from the laws of any country.</p></em><br /><br /><p> PayPal founder <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Thiel</a>&nbsp;is working closely with the <a href="http://seasteading.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seasteading Institute</a> to create sovereign nations in international waters, free from the laws of any country.</p>