There is a horde of startup entrepreneurs chomping at the bit to get a piece of this floating city. It hopes to be a floating city of freedom and innovation, visa-free, and almost like a surrogate silicon valley. It launched late last year in hopes that the respective constituents of the companies would reside on the boat almost like a ‘work-ation’ where the boat is just a hope skip and jump from the valley, developpers are able to come and go, and set up shop on the boat, free from most land laws.
The ‘landgrab’ if you forgive the pun is broken down like so, the US at 20.3%, India at second at 10.5% and Australians third at 6%. It is unclear what the ultimate fate of this project would be, but it is in the opinion of this author that there are more Swedes needed aboard this ship. How else will we watch movies on our pirate ship? It seems only fitting!
There are plans, currently, to renovate a decommissioned luxury ocean liner, and offer accommodations for around 1,000 live-in entrepreneurs on deck with costs ranging US$1,200 to $3,000 per month, per person for living quarters and office space.