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Moving "offshore"

by JP Bill / May 10, 2012 6:53 AM PDT
Blueseed aims to set up a floating city off California coast for foreign tech startups

This is how the planners envision Blueseed, a bizarre scheme to allow tech startups to dodge U.S. visa requirements by moving to a floating city: A stylized ocean platform criss-crossed with parkland, swimming pools and walking trails — all within 19 kilometres of the California shoreline. The vessel would be a bit more cramped than the sprawling corporate campuses of nearby Silicon Valley, but that is all part of the idea. Blueseed founders have stated they hope to rig the ship to resemble a college dorm.
"There's a lot of interesting magic that happens in dorm situations," said CEO Max Marty in a February interview.

Blueseed would be the world's first modern attempt at "seasteading," a movement to set up floating cities outside the reach of world governments.

THIS should be interesting..
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I've often thought that would be possible
by James Denison / May 10, 2012 7:34 PM PDT
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I imagined barge like structures hooked together with pin and pivot connections which would allow some rolling for larger wave actions. The problem is squalls and especially hurricanes. I don't think barges that composed acres of space could be quickly moved from hurricane path. If their connections were quick release and they could then be hooked in a line during a move instead of a square area, then it might be feasible. Other logistical problems like fresh water would need addressing, although much could be gathered and stored from carefully controlled rain collection methods. Desalination could be used for more water needed, or partly desalinated for uses other than drinking. Using blown foam or styrofoam inside the barges with the main structures above deck so the barges would be "unsinkable" would be advisable. Even then some open space below deck could still be utilized for storage purposes of water and fuels needed.

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Hmm, could you move your citizenship there to avoid taxes
by Roger NC / May 11, 2012 8:28 AM PDT
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like it seems many are doing.

Facebook cofounder (and others it seems) gives up US citizenship to avoid or at least reduce taxes.

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