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  • free_mind12

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    May 15, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Paypal co-founder to build a city on the sea

    magine living on a serene, man-made floating city where you can live and work with other like-minded individuals from all over the globe, without direct influence from any government entity. If Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has his way, that wild idea may be just a few years away. The wealthy venture capitalist is putting his money behind Blueseed, a company that promises to create an offshore luxury barge where young entrepreneurs can work, live, and socialize, all without the constraints of a modern city — or pesky immigration laws.

  • free_mind12

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    May 16, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
  • Laurence

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    May 16, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    Isn't that just a big boat?

    I don't think people want to live on big boats, they'd get sea sick I imagine.

    As far as I know you can't just park your boat anywhere, presumably it's impossible to moar your boat in the middle of an ocean and if you did it near land you're under the laws of that land.

    Why do intelligent people come up with these stupid ideas?

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    May 16, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    The ship better not ever lose it's anchorage during a storm, and be driven within the territorial boundaries of a country like the US. Then the vessel and everyone on board might be subject to seizure, the passengers come under US immigration laws, and all kinds of other legal entanglements ensue. Opinions?

    Plus I seem to remember "pirate" radio ships that operated some years ago, transmitting from international waters. The US didn't like that idea, violating our broadcasting laws, and I thought the US did some interventions to shut them down. But perhaps not a valid precedent that would apply here; does anyone remember those ships?