So let’s say that a floating community has been created. 50 miles off the coast of a small island in the Indian Ocean, sits a community of floating seasteads, with a grocery store, small classroom, bike repair shop, and 100 other individuals seasteads all filled with people who have just moved into their new home.
What now? You might think, what will I do with my time? Well to start off, a floating city will first begin as a floating tourist attraction. In a recent Arktide Survey, these are four of the most common activities respondents said they might want to do in a seastead city:
- Eating at a Seafood Restaurant
- Scuba Diving
- Jet Ski riding
As this small settlement grows, more amenities will become available, but initially, it is likely that a good supply of income will likely be from tourism, and later on the establishment of businesses (we will cover this more next week). Of course, none of these things are free, will living in a tourist destination make my cost of living go up? What will be the price of groceries at the grocery store? Or the price of water and electricity?