Founding colonies in space is too far-fetched, but why not sovereign states on mobile structures beyond territorial waters, where the rules of the social game are reinvented??
Peter Thiel, the founder of Pay Pal, who has since managed a hedge fund and invested in Facebook early on, is betting on the libertarian ideology of the free market and a state that is as small as possible with extensive rights for the citizens (It sounds like a mixture of "liberal" and "pubertar"). That’s why he supported the maverick Republican Ron Paul, who also sympathizes with libertarians, in the last presidential election. Thiel is also a maverick, who studied philosophy as well as law, has little regard for democracy despite his libertarian views, but is a strong believer in the development of new technologies and, for example, calls for Aubrey de Grey, who is researching how to prolong human life. The controversial age researcher is convinced that in principle aging can be switched off.
Most recently, Thiel attracted attention when he founded an initiative and uses his private assets to encourage young people to abandon their studies in order to resolutely realize their business ideas (The somewhat different philanthropist). Thiel’s penchant for the utopian ideas of founding new communities or states, prevalent in libertarian circles, is also well known. Facebook’s success may have encouraged Thiel, but still, despite all the hype, the social network is basically an airline act. For a long time now, he has been calling for the Seasteading Institute, founded in 2008, to which he has now donated another USD 1.25 million to implement the idea of establishing new libertarian countries or communities on artificial islands, which are constructed in a similar way to oil rigs, in the oceans outside the state territories. And if we leave the land and go to the sea, the insular city-states should not be ships directly, but at least they should be mobile and changeable. After all, one does not always want to remain in one and the same place in space, and one does not want a rigid architecture, but a modular one, which can adapt to the experimentally developing communities.