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Photo: A Libertarian City in the Cloud

Though the United Nations has yet to recognize the Free Republic of Liberland, its metaverse equivalent will exist in the cloud.

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The United Nations has yet to recognize the Free Republic of Liberland—a micronation established in 2015 between Croatia and Serbia by Czech libertarian Vít Jedlička—but Patrik Schumacher of the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects isn't waiting around. Schumacher, also a libertarian, released a video in February showing plans for Liberland Metaverse, a capital city that will exist (for now) solely in the cloud.

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  1. No, just no. There will be no freedom in the Metaverse. I do not need/want a second world to live in. The one I have now needs me and I will focus on it.

    1. We're starting to give up on this one.

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  2. How many divisions does Liberland have?

    1. There's the fascist libertarians, who fantasize about the metaverse corporations they can pretend to not boss around.

      There's the democratic socialist libertarians, who fantasize about the metaverse corporations that can pretend to not want to own.

      There's the Ayn Ran objectivist libertarians, who feel they are right and everybody else is wrong.

      There's the Union of Anarchist libertarians, who disagree on whether to disagree.

      I'm certain there are others, but that's four divisions off the top of my head.

      1. "I'm certain there are others, but that's four divisions off the top of my head."

        I sort of thought that individual libertarians were, sort of, each, a division unto themselves, which is why a functioning libertarian party, though kind of a cute idea, is a pipe dream.

        I belong to the division of "Nobody is going to agree with you - learn to accept it." I suspect it might have more than one member, but I cannot be sure.

        1. Disagree.

          1. +

              1. Yeah. What Groucho said --"I wouldn't belong to any club that would have me as a member."

        2. I belong to the division of "Nobody is going to agree with you - learn to accept it." I suspect it might have more than one member, but I cannot be sure.

          I'm the same. We should start a club, but you have to do everything while I take all the credit.

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      2. There's the Ayn Ran objectivist libertarians, who feel they are right and everybody else is wrong.

        You say that like we can't objectively prove we are right. 🙂

        But, seriously, you call them objectivist then say "they feel" without giving the slightest indication or justification about how/why 'they feel' is or may be distinct from objective reality or truth.

        1. I feel it's wrong to restrict abortion.

          1. Yeah, when I point out that a 75 yr. old clump of cells that replicate using solely human DNA, with brainwaves and a heartbeat, is and pretty universally has been, considered to be a human regardless of the age of the cells and other defect or deformity, I'm forsaking objectivity and a woman's prenumbras and emanations. Well, not *her* prenumbras and emanations, the ones her Founding Fathers made about her choice before they wrote The Constitution.

        2. *whoosh*

          I don't even know what an objectivist is, and would not be surprised to find I've got the Ayn Rand angle wrong too.

  3. So it is now official.
    Libertarians live in a fantasy land.

    1. Keep your head in the clouds,
      and your feet firmly planted...
      also in the clouds.

  4. I hope they keep working on it, so that when I die, I can be uploaded.

    1. Renew! Renew!

    2. THAT IS NOT HOW METAVERSES WORK! GOOD NIGHT! - Morbo

  5. At first I thought this article was about Bespin, but then I realized Lando had sold out to the Empire in a definitely non-libertarian way.

    1. Whaddyatalkinabout? It's a private corporation. He can do whatever he wants! - Civil Libertarians

  6. I never met a photo like that one before.

    1. the metapeople look hungry.

  7. Nothing says LIBERTOPIA like a giant chamber filled with committees of capital city residents...

    1. Looks like central planners.

    2. They do appear to be two-dimensional.

  8. Does he need Un recognition?

    1. Libertopia, bitcoin, and various other libertarian ideas would be 100% in swing if the government would finally recognize us, validate us, regulate us, tax us, and set us free.

  9. Google maps doesn’t recognize Liberland either, but it does show it has an embassy in Serbia. It says it’s “permanently closed”.

  10. Lando Calrissian on line 2 ...

  11. Photo: A Libertarian City in the Cloud
    Though the United Nations has yet to recognize the Free Republic of Liberland, its metaverse equivalent will exist in the cloud.

    No it will not, it will exist on someone else's computer. Computers which exist in identifiable geographic locations. And you can be banned, shut down, deleted and blocked by the whims of the carriers, certificate providers, backbone providers, server farm owners and several other totally free-to-do-what-they-want corporate entities I'm sure I'm failing to list here.

    1. Well that’s silly!

      — ENB

    2. Their called mirror sites. If you shut one server down in one geographic location.. BAM! The mirror site is still up and running.

      1. *They're

  12. Liberland Metaverse, a capital city

    Future historians will point to the event as the beginning of the collapse of Liberland.

  13. Liberland - where you will need to speak 11 languages to get a cup a coffee.

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