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Collection of concepts for a better world
As there are so many concepts for a better world, we decided to list only a very subjective collection of projects and only those, which are somehow related to or relevant for our plan to create an artificial floating habitat. For more informations on "better world projects please have a look at:
> Union of international associations
> Global ideas bank
> Worldfuturecouncil
> Dropping Knowledge
...and here you´ll find a good listing of web sites with content on the subject of Utopias:
> UTOPIA ON THE INTERNET
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Contemporary:

> Humanity 4.0 Online magazine
international E-Zine for positive news, concepts, products and REAL action, (started 2000 as PNYV) by Eric Schneider, Positive Nett-Works e.V.
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> Lilypad
french architect and visionaire Vincent Callebaut designs a floating ecopolis for climate refugees
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> N55-micro-island
Copenhagen, Denmark
currently being constructed by N55 cooperative
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> Aquarius

Aquarius is the ‘sea phase’ of the "millenial project 2.0" . The phase of marine colonization preceding the concerted development of space settlement.
Visit the "Living Universe Foundation" community to check out more.
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> N55-Modular boat
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002, by N55 cooperative
MODULAR BOAT is a low cost raft system that enables persons to stay and transport themselves and various cargos on water.
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> Seasteading
The Seasteading Institute is an Organization that Aims To Create New Societies On The Ocean
Seasteading means to create permanent dwellings on the ocean - homesteading the high seas. A seastead, like in the picture left side, is a structure meant for permanent occupation on the ocean.

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> Naval projects / Ocean Island
Naval architectural designs by french architect JP Zoppini

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> New Utopia
A floating city in the caribbean sea, as Principality of New Utopia envisioned (ca.2004) by the self called Prince Lazarus.
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> Global Marshall Plan
started 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany by a interdisciplinary group of concerned people.
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> Autopia
This artificial island from german architect Wolf Hilbertz is growing in the arabian sea. Sounds fantastic, but it works: Hilbertz has found a way to use sunlight to turn the minerals in seawater into limestone. So with the patented "biorocks" an island grows out of the ocean.
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> Refugee Republic
Artist-project by Ingo Günther:

Refugee Republic is a concept based on the ever increasing number of refugees, displaced persons and migrants. Refugee Republic is attempting to address the problem associated with this condition.
Refugee Republic maintains that refugees are essentially unrealized capital and that their involuntary fate of an
international avant-
garde can be turned into productive
assets.
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> Lifeboat foundation:
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards a technological singularity.
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See Details on Ark I project

> Oceania - the Atlantis project
The project ended in April of 1994. Eric Klien, who had started it only one year before, now concentrates on the lifeboat foundation.

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> NEXUS
was intended to become a mobile floating sea city.
The multitalent Eugene Tsui planned it in 1986, but stopped the realisation caused to "lack of interest"
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> Venus Project
Visionary designs and architectures, that can lead towards a new civilisation (?) by Jaque Fresco
Also beautiful artificial islands
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See an animated clip on youtube:
Look for "future by design trailer"

> Space settlement designs
Nice page by SciFi-author Oscar Combs
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Historical:

> Ecotopia
book by Ernest Callenbach, published in 1975
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> Star Trek
movies and TV-series starting in 1966
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> Utopia
book and philosophical concept by Sir Thomas More, 1516
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Ancient:

> Atlantis
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> Garden of Eden
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> want some more?
Have a look at the Wikipedia list of utopias

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