OK, be honest, who isn’t surprised that in this crazy, post-Bioshock world, a wealthy Libertarian invests in creating an isolationist space for the elite? Peter Thiel, creator of Paypal, hasn’t quite gone to the extent of building a complete city underwater, but he is planning on creating island micro-nations free from all national laws.
Thiel’s initial investment of $1.25 million is going to establishing tiny civilizations out in international waters, where such things as building codes and taxes do not exist. The long-term goal? To have multiple seabound nations with a total population of 20 million by the year 2040. No further details of Thiel’s plan have been disclosed.
Would such a objectively free society be your dream destination, EGs? Or are you expecting a thousand mini-Raptures in the next few decades? Comment below!