Orsos Island – the smallest personal floating island yet in a fast growing market

14 May

via Orsos Island – the smallest personal floating island yet in a fast growing market.

 

“Floating islands are environmentally friendly and leave a zero footprint after its lifespan, and opens opportunities where there is a scarcity of land,” Jasper Mulder, General Manager of Dutch Docklands Maldives told Gizmag. “They are the answer to urban limitations and climate change. It secures a safe and sustainable future where conventional building methods fail.”

 

'They (islands) are the answer to urban limitations and climate change. It secures a safe ...

 

There’s also a significant research project developing “amphibian houses” that are designed to float in the event of a flood. The FLOATEC project sees the primary market for the houses as the Netherlands, whose low-lying land makes it particularly susceptible to the effects of rising sea levels. Such housing technology could also allow small island-states in the Indian and Pacific Oceans that are at the risk of disappearing in the next 100 years to maintain their claim to statehood through the use of artificial, floating structures.

 

Paypal founder Peter Thiel is investing in a project that hopes to create floating cities ...

 

Indeed, as we reported last September, Paypal co-founder and billionaire Peter Thiel, is currently being very generous towards the Seasteading Institute which is intending to create floating autonomous states.

 

Paypal founder Peter Thiel is investing in a project that hopes to create floating cities ...

 

The initiative is inspired by the idea of creating cities that are free from political agendas and social construction.

 

Paypal founder Peter Thiel is investing in a project that hopes to create floating cities ...

 

These “floating cities will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government,” says the Seasteading Institute. “The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.”

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