The Seasteading Institute puts a wild concept into practice to teach us more about the way the world and society around us works.

When we last heard of renegades taking to the seas to set up their own nation states, it had a different pallour to the Seasteading Institute. Nevertheless, the principle of Seasteading is the same: people establish micronations offshore as a means of escaping the increasing encroachments of governance into how they lead their lives.

Though not the founder of the Institute, Peter Thiel numbers among one of their more voiciferous and influential advocates. He sees the founding of micronations in international waters as a means of influencing the behaviour of the nation states that stay on land.

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