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Friday, May 10, 2019

GeekSpeak - is it time we turned to the sea for resources? Join the discussion Saturday May 11th at 12pm SLT



Technological progress has made it possible to plan for deep sea mining, mining for resources at the bottom of the sea or mining the sea water itself for minerals, for gold or for salt.  We can also use the sea for solar energy platforms.  We can harvest seaweeds and plankton.

What effect will this have on landbased nations? Will such harvesting in international waters be allowed?  Will we change the laws on international waters?  Will there be wars over the use of the sea?  Will seasteading (living on the sea) be allowed?  Will it lead to new sea nations?

What effect will using the sea have on marine ecosystems?  Will it solve our resource problems?  Will it lead to new problems?

Come and discuss the deep blue sea.  Bring a lifeboat.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for new subjects.

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