[SpaceProgram] sea vs. spacesteading

Jerry Isdale jerry at mauimakers.com
Thu Sep 27 19:11:28 CEST 2012

Thanks for chiming in Gabe!

Other - Gabriel is the guy who gave the Spacesteading talk at 100YSSSymposium.
His slides are available for viewing at

Jerry Isdale

On Sep 27, 2012, at 1:59 AM, Pastor Gabe wrote:

> Glad  to see this discussion and wanted to throw a couple cents in...
> There is a lot of interest in the seasteading community in space. There are I would say three factions of the movement: capitalists, libertarians and spacers. Someone noted that the there are many ties between sea and space but technology the least of them, and that in some ways is true. Especially when you look at the converted oil rig architecture, there is little practical application of that tech in space. Someone else however noted the link between underwater and space, which is exactly where I and the spacer faction of seasteaders want to take this. The political and ecological work done by seasteaders is also useful, but by it's nature I think this group is really focused on the tech. 
> Here is my vision for shared progress:
> An ocean floor/submarine habitat, powered solely by OTEC, thermal vent or reactor simulates the conditions of space as best and as cheaply as possible, including the psychological isolation issues. Submerging a habitat is virtually free compared to placing it in orbit. Space actually has an advantage of allowing us to use inflatable technology that is not practical submarine. An argument I made during the 100yss conference is that seasteading is a sandbox for spacesteading. Sure some things will need to be adapted, but there is a lot we can test and in doing so develop the foundation and confidence that there is a commercially viable interest in a space industry. I ask people to look at America's founding, with large corporations not forming or coming onboard until small communities put it all on the line to make the move to the new frontier. The oceans may not be our destination, but it will be on our journey.
> I also want to applaud everyone's efforts here. I hope and believe that it will be people like you that make dreams of space travel/ living a reality. 
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