Seasteading & Artificial Islands

Could the future of humanity be at sea?
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Our seas and oceans have long been central to human civilization, while at the same time we built dikes and islands to reclaim land. As technology improves, we may see even more ambitious efforts in the future. In the episode we will explore the options, both for ways we may extend our civilization to the sea and the motives of doing so. We will also look at seasteads and seasteading, artificial islands built in international waters with the intent of being new, sovereign nations.

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Earth 2.0: Seasteading & Artificial Islands
Episode 154, Season 4 E40

Isaac Arthur

Darius Said
Evan Schultheis
Jerry Guern
Keith Blockus
Matthew Acker
Mark Warburton

Isaac Arthur

Cover Artist:
Jakub Grygier

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Fishy Tree
Jeremy Jozwik
Justin Dixon
Ken York of YD Visual

Isaac Arthur

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Denny Schneidemesser, “Across the Universe”
Markus Junnikkala, “Always Tell Me The Odds”
Stellardrone, “On A Beam Of Light, Outrospace”
Kai Engel, “Endless Story About Sun and Moon”
Aerium, “The Islands moved while I was asleep”
Serena Elis, “Between the space”
Ross Bugden, “Legend of Styk”

This channel focuses on exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction. While we explore many concepts and technologies that are far beyond us now, we try to keep everything inside the bounds of known science or major theories.

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