| The Permanent Floating Voluntary Society (1966) |

Governments claim jurisdiction to 99.9% of all land on Planet Earth, yet over 70% of this planet is wide open ocean. Overpopulation, famine, depleting resources, and lack of freedom, among other things, are all issues facing the future of humanity. But seasteading provides an interesting, profitable, and innovative solution to these problems.One application of seasteading is presented by Kerry Thornley in this 1966 article series. Rather than large-scale, expensive, time-consuming projects, he proposes a permanent floating voluntary society on the open ocean. Herein, he covers: getting started as a sailor, considerations for purchasing boats, potential shipping ventures, starting marine cities, aquaculture ("marine farming), and mining opportunities for entrepreneurs.The open ocean provides great opportunities for humanity, but let’s not forget those that have already laid the path. Let’s set sail for sunnier waters.

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Floating Diagrid Structures

The principle of basket weave applied to Seasteading

Floating Light Honeycomb Shell Structures

Light oceanic construction

Bubble Cluster Structure Seasteading

Multiple spheres, domes, acting like a giant foam block

Ocean Sphere

The Sphere is the most efficient shape for large scale enclosure of human living space in hostile environments, it allows the most volume with the least material in the structural toughest way.

Plate Seastead

| Stadion Seastead | Lens Seastead |

Ramform Seastead

The need for a bow on a oceanic structure under 400m