Blueseed: The Googleplex of the Sea

"Right now the US visa immigration system does not allow for entrepreneurs [from overseas] to come here and test out their ideas and create the new jobs and create the new companies of tomorrow,"says Blueseed co-founder Max Marty, "its system was designed for a bygone era."

Marty believes that his seasteading venture Blueseed "is the solution to a problem" created by the archaic U.S. visa system, which he and co-founder Dario Mutabdizja say is starving Silicon Valley of the best and brightest international entrepreneurs. As a "visa-free technology incubator for startups" situated on a ship 12 miles off the coast of Silicon Valley, Blueseed aims to be the "Googleplex of the Sea," a vibrant workplace for innovative industries to bloom, unencumbered by onerous regulations on new technology-sector businesses. The project has attracted investors such as Paypal co-founder, venture capitalist and noted libertarian Peter Thiel (who once made an early investment in a little startup company called Facebook).

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    Hopefully it won't descend too quickly into nothing but gambling on monkey knife-fights.

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    "He ain't pretty no more."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They should make failed startups walk the plank.

  • Pip||

    NAACP calls for firings of teachers in slavery flap in Gwinnett school

    The group responsible for allowing it to go forward should be fired not just reprimanded, but fired," DuBose said. "I refuse to believe the teacher or teachers responsible for allowing it to go forward did not understand fully what they were doing. We need to understand how deep this is. Who all knew? What did they know?’’

    Last Friday, in what has become a national story, several parents complained about a math assignment their children had gotten that contained questions about beatings and slavery.

    One of the math problems read, "Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"

    Another question was, "If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

    School officials said that the math questions stemmed from an effort to incorporate history into their third-grade math lessons.

    Sloan Roach, a school spokesperson, said last week that the questions were, "poorly written." School officials are investigating the matter.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinne.....96640.html

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    Could not muster a single shit to give. Overreactive race-baiters are overreactive.

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    "If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

    Twelve.

    Even a dominatrix needs a day of rest.

  • Brother Grimm||

    Yeah, I hear their union has a lot of stroke.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    DuBose said that competent teachers would not have allowed it to be distributed. He also said that sensitivity training is needed for teachers in the future, so “that they don’t follow suit.”

    And nothing else happened.

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    I'm an Atlanta boy, and I have been waiting to hear the race of the educators who put this test together, and the outcome of the inevitable discipline... mostly to ensure that it is equitably distributed.

    CB
    (Obviously a racist, since I'm a western European native American)

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    They should build a network of huge-ass platforms, and connect them. A fucking city on water.

  • Almanian||

    "Hugh Jass...paging Mr. Hugh Jass...."

    /Simpsons

  • .||

  • rho||

    Unencumbered by onerous regulations AND reliable, low-latency Internets.

    A boat full of Asian nerds without access to StarCraft? How could it go wrong?

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    This.

  • Jean Cerf||

    Reliable, high-speed, low-latency Internet access is the least of their problems. The ship will have constant line-of-sight to the ridges that litter the Silicon Valley coast.

    With such a line of sight, it is quite possible to maintain several redundant links using multiple technologies - microwave, free-space optical, 60+GHz EHF... It wouldn't be cheap, especially the shipboard equipment, but BlueSeed could have gigabits of low-latency bandwidth terminated in Silicon Valley.

    Oh well, I wrote this before reading their FAQ:

    "We plan to provide reliable, multiple-fallback, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity via a point-to-point 10Gbps laser link with satellite link backup. We are also looking at additional backup solutions using submarine cable and potentially a series of WiMAX relay buoys."

  • rho||

    I didn't know they were going to skittle-shitting unicorns and graviton pulses.

    But in my defense, I didn't read shit.

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    They are stealing ALL of Neal Stephenson's ideas.

  • Smuggler Rowe||

    Blueseed aims to be the "Googleplex of the Sea," a vibrant workplace for innovative industries to bloom...

    I just thought of an innovative industry I can launch with my live-aboard sailboat.... one-way midnight ferry rides from the Blueseed to the relatively unspoiled beaches of northern California.... I'm not set up for credit cards, of course, but any major currency would be accepted.

  • jester||

    Can we expect the next Reason sponsored cruise to just anchor off shore on this baby?

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    I hope they have shuffleboard.

  • ||

    It just occured to me why Reason's annual event is an offshore cruise.

    International waters.

    I'm dumb.

  • i now pronounce you man & cow||

    "Right now the US visa immigration system does not allow for entrepreneurs [from overseas] to come here and test out their ideas and create the new jobs and create the new companies of tomorrow,"

    Alas, it also doesn't allow you to do what Blueseed is proposing.

    (The earlier report I saw in Wired indicated that said entrepreneurs would live in California and "commute" to the ship. Good luck getting CBP to sign off on that.)

  • apollomoment||

    How are you gonna get the internet on a boat?

    Satellite? Too slow
    Cable to shore? Now your boat can't go anywhere

  • np||

  • Spoonman.||

    Cue liberals aching for a torpedo, or is this somehow less "offensive" than seasteading?

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    Sounds like a possible terrorism threat to me. We better send the Navy out there and shut them down.

  • There is no "we"||

    If government regs were as onerous to high-end economic activity as libertarians claim, and if there was such a huge free lunch to be had just by escaping them, this would have happened decades ago.

    There are plenty of jurisdictions willing to bend over backwards to become tax havens and fraudster refuges with numbered bank accounts and fake-assed corporate addresses. Why wouldn't the Caymans or Luxembourg similarly accomodate IT or biotech or whatever if there really was such a lucrative market for it?

    The only government regulatory regime that is really boot-stomping a large potential economic market in the United States which would help ordinary people is exclusionary zoning. It comes up around here about as often as Terrence Malick releases a new movie, while the spittle-flecked vitriol against food stamps chokes the bandwidth.

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    They are not so onerous to high-tech, but they are very onerous to would-be immigrants.
    Even highly skilled would-be immigrants in the high-tech sector.

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    There's a boat just like this about 12 miles off the coast of Miami. It's not as fancy, but they haven't found the jurisdictions willing to bend over backwards to take them.

  • first||

    Mirta is one of those girls who feeds off attention.

    GOOD THING for her because she also knows how and when to get it. Born from an Italian father and a Czech mother, Mirta is an exotic 21 year old who is unafraid of the camera and has the kind of body that turns heads wherever she goes. She is well traveled for a girl of such a young age and works at night in a bar owned by her family.

    It is very rare for any photographer to find a more photogenic model who takes as much pleasure being in front of the camera as Mirta does. After a while of shooting Petter had to give up telling her to keep her legs together and ended up doing things her way. The results of course are stunning. Mirta is a woman whose veins are full of passion, energy, and beauty.

    Luckily Petter was there to document these qualities to their fullest.

    http://www.hegre-art.com/model.....ls-wrapper

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    Sounds like a plan to me dude. Wow.

    www.Plus-Privacy.tk

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    What I'd like to know is how Blueseed is better than just opening an office in BC or AB, especially with all the CBP shenanigans tenants are likely to experience.

  • Charles Nichols||

    A year or two ago I wrote an article on the gambling ships that operated off the coast of the South Bay of Los Angeles prior to WWII. I suggested a few modern incarnations, this was one.

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    Note to self: If this happens (and it won't) buy large stake in vomit bags.

  • Bioconservative||

    Another idiotic 'tardian scheme. Smart people have no problems in coming to America, and neither does your average Mexican of IQ 90 or below; the Southern border is wide open for anyone to cross.

    Greedy globalist Peter Thiel apparently wants even dumber people working for him for even lower, slave wages.

    I hope a tsunami manages to convince 'tardians that they utopia du jour is no match for reality, because logical arguments are out of the question. 'Tardians are Libtards who just don't want to pay any taxes, and they are equally dogmatic in their respective religions.

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