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Author Quirk, Joe, author.

Title Seasteading : how floating nations will restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians / Joe Quirk with Patri Friedman.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  307.76 QUI    Check Shelf
Description xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-345) and index.
Contents I. Seavilization now -- Home: this isn't planet Earth -- Houses: cities that clean the seas -- II. Environment -- Food: feed the world with greenhouse gas -- Fish: farms that swim with fish -- Fuel: the ocean is a solar panel -- III. Economy -- Wealth: the miracle of start-up societies -- Health: faster, cheaper, better, fluid care -- IV. Freedom -- Fear: war, waves, pirates, pollution, price! -- History: rights flow from frontiers -- Flow states: how to double global wealth.
Summary "What if ... the way to decrease ocean pollution is to increase ocean populations? ... the way to decrease the number of wars is to increase the number of countries? ... the way to discover political solutions is to empower your political enemies? ... we don't need to fight when we can float? ... it's easier to float than fly? ... we built civilization in the wrong place? ... you could create your own microcountry at sea?"--Page [ix].
Subject Artificial islands -- Economic aspects.
City-states -- Economic aspects.
Marine resources.
Added Author Friedman, Patri, 1976- author.
ISBN 9781451699265 (alk. paper)
1451699263 (alk. paper)
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