[geeks] Really big bathtub toy
vraptor at promessage.com
Mon Feb 2 13:26:39 CST 2004
Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 12:06:45AM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>In one of William Gibson's books, there was a floating nation
>>surrounding an old carrier I believe.
> Are you sure you don't mean Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash), or perhaps
> something from Bruce Sterling?
There is another interesting take on this in _Blind
Waves_ by Steve Gould. It takes the floating nation
concept a bit further--after the polar caps melt and
the coastline is dramatically encroached by the
There was a group a few years back talking about building
an off-shore community/nation using oil platform tech
<http://www.oceania.org/>. They are using this sort of
tech to expand sea-side airports.
See also: cruise ship "townhomes" <http://www.residensea.com>
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