Monday, March 16, 2015

Seasteading Institute negotiating reality TV series

Reality show about an unregulated offshore techno-libertarian Utopia in the works | VentureBeat | Business | by Gregory Ferenstein:

February 23, 2015 - "Silicon Valley’s favorite libertarians have pinned their hopes of an unregulated utopia on floating cities. Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel is among the Silicon Valley elite supporting so-called 'seasteading', manufactured ocean colonies not bound by the nagging government that taxes and regulates tech companies in California.

"The Seasteading Institute confirmed to VentureBeat that earlier reports last Friday by Fusion of its planned reality show, are, in fact, true. 'While the show is still in development we aren’t able to release any additional information on our end,' wrote Seasteading’s Randolph Hencken to VentureBeat in an email.

"'The Seasteading Institute is consulting with a new unscripted television series for a major cable network. The show is seeking a variety of experts and survivalists ready to create a new community on the ocean while building, engineering, and rehabbing residential quarters.'

"So, if you think the last tech reality show, Start-ups: Silicon Valley, could have been a lot more like Survivor, get excited."

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