As London’s East End hurries its Tech City toward being the European Silicon Valley, others have different ideas. Quite different ideas.
Enter Blueseed. Blueseed is a project which could manifest as a ship, or a “seastead” moored 11 miles off the coast of California in international waters – just enough to subvert any requirement for visas, to abide with tax laws, or any other irritations commonly associated with living on land these days. A billionaire sponsor, one of the founders of PayPal, is keen to beat the antiquated systems which he believes stifle innovation. It’s a bold scheme, set to cause quite a stir, and is winning the attention of many aspiring foreign entrepreneurs. [Take a look].
Who can say whether it’ll work, or what the implications could be. The TV license guys will probably track them down.