Seasteading

“Architecture as political space in the most literal sense” is what BldgBlog calls plans by Silicon Valley millionaires to build floating structures in international waters to house independent quasi-nations – or so they hope. Sounds like the ultimate libertarian dream – little if any government, except that which they create, and presumably no taxes at all.

They assume, perhaps erroneously, that other governments would allow such entities to exist and, um, what about defense? A floating platform filled with rich people would make a tempting target indeed for pirates (yes, they still exist) or by most any organized paramilitary, for that matter.

Wired has full details.