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Silicon Valley's next hot incubator for startups could be located in an unusual place: a new company called Blueseed plans to set up shop in international waters, 12 miles off the California coast.
A visionary collection of Silicon Valley engineers and financiers has created the Seasteading Institute, which opened its doors in Palo Alto two weeks ago. The goal: to colonize the world's oceans.
Famed tech investor Peter Thiel is now helping to launch a commercial "seastead" 12 miles off the California coast.
Prominent investor says don't be fooled by hardware and software advances: overall technological progress has stagnated in the last few decades.
Ex-Google employee Patri Friedman--grandson of Milton--wants to create "Burning Man meets Silicon Valley meets the water," 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco. He imagines "an Apple or Google country."
From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.
CNET chats with Peter Thiel, billionaire tech investor and philanthropist, on startups, the state of the tech economy, and what he's interested in now.