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Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Why Doesn't Government Get Better? The Case for Experimenting With Microcountries

Josiah Tullis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Josiah Tullis

Government is a science. Political science is, according to Aristotle, the study of the state. But if governance is a science why don't we see more experimenting with the state? Why aren't we trying new things in government?

Robin Wilkey

FLOATING CITIES: Science Fiction Or The Next Frontier? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

Northern California has always been on the lookout for Utopian societies. (Hello, Burning Man). So it's really no surprise that the latest idea for Ed...

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 1: Seasteading

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Innovation and progress requires experimentation -- trial and error. Unfortunately, for entrepreneurs with ideas for "startup countries," there's no way for them to experiment. It's not like the software industry where all you need is a laptop.

WATCH: Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

It's hard to imagine, but it's not just a pipe dream. In fact, a think-tank out of California believes we could have thriving floating societies on th...

PayPal Founder Funds Floating Sea Colony

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

PayPal founder Peter Thiel has invested $1.25 million in an ambitious project--floating, autonomous colonies at sea. The progressive entrepreneur ...

Blue Revolution

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

As land-based societies attempt to cope with economic, environmental and assorted other problems, the notion of a totally new initiative to do it better next time seems enticing at sea.