Archinect - News 2017-08-18T09:08:10-04:00 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="" width="650" height="366" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paypal Founder Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries</a></p></li></ul> 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="" width="537" height="402" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Thiel</a>&nbsp;is working closely with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seasteading Institute</a> to create sovereign nations in international waters, free from the laws of any country.</p>