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This is how the planners envision Blueseed, a bizarre scheme to allow tech startups to dodge U.S. visa requirements by moving to a floating city: A stylized ocean platform criss-crossed with parkland, swimming pools and walking trails — all within 19 kilometres of the California shoreline. The vessel would be a bit more cramped than the sprawling corporate campuses of nearby Silicon Valley, but that is all part of the idea. Blueseed founders have stated they hope to rig the ship to resemble a college dorm.
“There’s a lot of interesting magic that happens in dorm situations,” said CEO Max Marty in a February interview.
Blueseed would be the world’s first modern attempt at “seasteading,” a movement to set up floating cities outside the reach of world governments.
The boat “is for entrepreneurs from around the world who want to start companies here in…
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