Monday, November 17, 2008

Seasteaders Extraordinare

Creed O'Hanlon sent me these images a few weeks ago. They're lovely. Imagine a planet where there are always placid seas, where the are no pirates (at least no real ones), a planet where peace and harmony reign serene. Now imagine our planet, with cyclones, tsunami, rogue waves, and just plain rogues. Imagine your small town, your neighborhood, your block. This is not a boat. It's a bowl. I imagine Mr. O'Hanlon could hardly contain his laughter as he sent me this. Nor his misgivings if he felt this was a real proposal.

7 comments:

DriftingSon said...

No- I'm sure it's fine. I'm sure they are way ahead of us and they have REALLY BIG pumps! And open-ocean swell reduction technology that we can't even imagine!

Mike said...

Perhaps he should call it New New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

umm, i don't think mike realises: these are not something o'hanlon proposes, rather something he opposes somewhat vehemently!

Thomas Armstrong said...

thats right, sorry I didn't make that clear.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty traditional vessel to me - sort of a Coracle on steroids

Andy Hall said...

Only slightly less practical than FREEDOM SHIP.

devemaster said...

Okay, now imagine large articulated rafts with flexible surfaces harnessing wave energy for power and/or locomotion while also providing large horizontal surfaces for solar gain (electricity or solar distillery/hydroponics) then you're getting somewhere, maybe not somewhere pleasant to think about...