Blueseed is a San Francisco startup corporations that plans to launch a floating city 12 nautical miles off the coast of California. Blueseed will revamp a cruise ship or barge to create the off-shore city. It will sit in international waters and be a metropolis where foreign and American workers can conduct business and theorize new corporations without the pesky need for American work visas.
Only passports will be needed for businesses to work from the ship. Being situated in international waters means that no taxes will be collected or have to be paid by the corporations involved. Those living on the ship and working on the mainland will be given temporary or tourist visas through investors, partners and collaborators.
With more than 250 corporations wanting to rent space, the cost of a standard cabin is estimated to be $1,600 per month. Start-ups in the US, India, the UK, Australia, Canada and Spain are eager to be part of this endeavor.
Founders of Blueseed are Marty Max, the son of Cuban immigrants, and Dario Mutabdzja are gaining momentum in the corporate world for their idea. Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal is leading the financial research in supporting this seastead; a self-ruling city on the ocean. Both Max and Mutabdzja have worked for the Seasteading Institute.
Libertarian activist, member of the Bilderberg Group and corporate titan, Peter Thiel has contributed $1.25 million to the floating city project. Political influence in the Libertarian party ends with Thiel who was the biggest campaign contributor to Ron Paul.
Blueseed is a concept for “new sovereign nations built on oil-rig-type platforms anchored in international waters — free from the regulation, laws, and moral suasion of any landlocked country. . . They’d be small city-states at first, although the aim is to have tens of millions of seasteading residents by 2050.”
By rewriting political systems with the advent of floating cities, these independent nations could be allowed to “offer people the opportunity to peacefully test new ideas about how to live together.” The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) could become the most valid international document with regard to seasteading. LOST binds the US to UN tribunals and international mandates, and these international mandates do not have the best interests of the US in mind. LOST could assist seasteading in becoming legitimate as sovereign nation-states.
The International Tribunal of LOST (ITLOS) which has binding authority over all treaty participants under Annex 8. Although there are many tribunals created within the treaty, one of particular interest is the Special Arbitral Tribunal (SAT). This is defined as a 5 person body with majority rule. Each party to a dispute within SAT chooses 2 representative panelists. The fifth panelist, if both parties cannot agree to who it should be, is decided by the UN Secretary General.
Should seasteading become the norm, LOST would be relevant and applicable regardless of its ratification in the US Congress.
Theil understands the power behind Blueseed and is not only financially contributing, but also assisting in gaining more funding for the project. Collaborates ideas for potions for governments as the option of floating cities provides new avenues of living and ultimately controlling the population. Offering business opportunities for venture capitol and startups to invest and participate in seasteading extends real estate markets, economies of countries and creates a new level of diplomacy.
Research into engineering’s, science and technology would not be constrained by laws and regulations that are imposed on the mainland. Slated for 2015, the Seasteading Institute. Moving the multi-national corporations offshore and into international water alleviates the jurisdiction of these megaliths from all known and established governments. Perhaps replacing sovereign nations would be the corporate-establishment where the floating city could be socially and technologically influenced and directed by the corporate-industrial complex.
The Seasteading Institute want to take advantage of the ocean as an untapped real estate resource.
Source===Susanne posel, occupy corporatism