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August 31, 2011, 10:35:38 AM
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I was wondering what you guys think about the news that were released a couple weeks ago.

"Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook and Spotify, has an eye for finding big ideas and watching them grow. Now Thiel has invested $1.25 million of his $1.5 billion into the Seasteading Institute, a Libertarian group inspired by Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged that aims to build experimental floating societies in international waters."

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/238581/paypal_founder_envisions_libertarian_utopia_la_bioshock.html

The idea of a high-tech society a lá Bioshock/Daemon/Freedom (the last two are books by Daniel Suarez if you guys are wondering) is quite interesting, especially for us, bitcoin users.
One would expect that a new society like the one proposed will use a new currency like the Bitcoin.
Thiel is no fool, he has something up his sleeve, and I'm wondering what it is, guys I would like to know your opinion on this topic; and yes, I know we all dislike paypal to some level, but still, keep your opinions regarding that to yourself, the topic is another here.

Cheers,

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August 31, 2011, 10:45:13 AM
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Good discussion regarding this here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37856.0 with pictures!



Also, you don't tell me what to do with my opinion on Paypal, they fuck their users over.  They are a shit company.  Yet, I trust them more than most Bitcoin users currently.

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August 31, 2011, 10:47:57 AM
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Oh, nice!
Thanks Cheesy
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August 31, 2011, 11:40:22 AM
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the way them islands are built is far from cost effective. and in the long run, your better off with modular solutions, or thats what i think.

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