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Old 24-06-2020, 16:11   #1
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Seeing how cruising grows more and more disconnected from sailing, I wonder how far this vision:


https://www.theguardian.com/environm...re-of-humanity


differs from the ultimate vision of comfort, safety and bragging factor so much sought after by so many.


ROFL


Aside from the most entertaining thread of the (not very) etrepreneurial two, there may be something to it ...



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Old 24-06-2020, 16:39   #2
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Re: Seastading Flop - ROFL

Rich mans version of a derelict anchorage?
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Re: Seastading Flop - ROFL

Landlubbers are taking over the oceans - water rats beware.
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Old 25-06-2020, 11:07   #4
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To me, the vast gap between what the artist imagined and what the guy delivered was like OMG.


One of many known booby traps in business and politics: to overpromise and then to underdeliver ... ;-)))


I found both the idea and its execution yuckie btw.


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Re: Seastading Flop - ROFL

Pretty one-sided story. Typical of the trash the guardian churns out on a daily basis.
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Pretty one-sided story. Typical of the trash the guardian churns out on a daily basis.



It is a pretty one-sided comment. Typical of the trash the CF churns out on a daily basis.


???



C'mon. We both know this is not true.



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Old 25-06-2020, 14:18   #7
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Re: Seastading Flop - ROFL

seems like there is still some big obstacles they would have to overcome like how to eliminate 100% of sewage and trash so 0% is dumped into the ocean. is that even possible yet?
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Yes. This too caught my attention. Like any good marketing, not much said about the externalized parts.


Other thing I found amusing is the idea that humans are already fully stationary. OK I know obesity, netflix, etc. but then again how can one imagine life without walking, without going somewhere?



Even disregarding utter lack of space to move about, I would actually find such an existence boring. We spent at times beyond 70 days on passages. Not to say the passages were boring, but you know a boat moves on there is the illusion of progress.


The guy and his wife absolutely look like the kind of people you want to party with though ! ;-)


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I started reading this in gCaptain I believe, when they were in Thailand, snickered then, and now. Governments get really upset, when you try to section off a part of THEIR country. Oh well.
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looks really nice...until the first typhoon comes through : then...

OMG !

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