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Sea Communities of the Future

My friend just hooked me up with this link:

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2008/05/seasteading#

And that's not sci-fi. If you're a Californian, and care to read into the Silicon Valley material of the article the way I do, that is, to imagine these things being occupied by down-home, escapist rich folks who've made their money on a primarily abstract plane, here are some lyrics from a favorite songwriter of mine, Stephen Merritt, to help the imagination visualize updated models, which will surely include such amenities as sand, and, of course, coconut trees:

I'll be the madness that carries you away
I'll be the sadness to light your darkest day
I'll be the desert island where you can be free
I'll be the vulture you can catch and eat

Desert island love is all around
Desert island where you can laugh aloud
Desert island everywhere's a beach
Desert island that's what I wanna be.

We'll develop muscles from cracking coconuts
Let our clothing drop off feel each other's butts
Start a better country where we can get things done
Make a fortune turning sand to silicon

Desert island love is all around
Desert island where you can laugh aloud
Desert island everywhere's a beach
Desert island that's what I wanna be.

While we're still holding on counting days until we're gone
Can we spend some time alone in our free love zone

Desert island love is all around
Desert island where you can laugh aloud
Desert island everywhere's a beach
Desert island that's what I wanna be.

-"Desert Island" from Holiday, by the Magnetic Fields