Micro sea-countries based on new government laws with no welfare and no minimum wage? Peter Andreas Thiel is a 43-year-old investor and entrepreneur, probably well known by you guys as the co-funder of PayPal. Moreover, Thiel’s half-million-dollar loan may just be the reason why Facebook is so popular today. Not too long ago, the investor came up with an innovative idea. In collaboration with the Seasteading Institute, Thiel will be investing $1,23 Million (according to Inhabitat) for the developing of revolutionary micro-countries built on oil rig-like platforms, which will be movable, diesel-powered and will each have around 12 000 tons, housing up to 270 people. For the skeptical, Thiel says, “We don’t need to really worry about those people very much, because since they don’t think it’s possible they won’t take us very seriously. And they will not actually try to stop us until it’s too late. One of the things that’s endlessly dazzling and mesmerizing is this question about the future—what the world is going to be like in 20 years, and what can or should we do to make it better than the default track that it’s on“. Full settlement on the first island is predicted in 2019. Astonishment aside, what is your stand on this futuristic idea?
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