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The biggest idea ever floated

Original post made on Nov 30, 2009

Patri Friedman believes that some day humans might live on platforms in the middle of the sea. The Mountain View resident is so dedicated to the idea, in fact, that he received a half-million dollars from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel to study it further.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 30, 2009, 10:06 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Molly, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm

What an inspiring story. Most people just sit around complaining about the government. It's rare to see someone actually putting their principles into action. Way to go for Silicon Valley innovation!

Posted by Angela Hey, a resident of another community
on Nov 30, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Sealand is a "country" off the coast of England. It offers Lordships and Ladyships. Web Link and Web Link
It suffered a devastating fire - after trying to be an offshore data center.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Put all the wingnuts on a raft floating out to sea? Sounds good to me.

I know this great little area off the coast of Somalia that they'd *love* - no regulation whatsoever!

Posted by Heidi, a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Great story about someone doing something amazing. Can't wait to see the prototype out in the bay.

Posted by Chris, a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm

In case there were any lingering doubts about how out of touch with reality libertarians are...

Posted by J, a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Talk about stupid big ideas, just think how many homeless people that money could of help.

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