“Arc Island” is a concept by English “serial entrepreneur” Ben Way that promises to be “the largest civil engineering project in history.” Basically, dude wants to build a floating superstructure the size of Manhattan where we can all live in sustainable harmony. On top of the ocean. And when we all want to go somewhere, we can like, just float the “island” there.
We are creating a new civilisation from scratch, the scientific, economic, social and technological implications are huge; this is not an extension of another country, this will be its own country, with its own economic, political and legal structure. We want to take all the cutting edge ideas from all disciplines and apply them to this idea, and we want you to be part of it.
Which is where you come in of course – he needs $50,000 to start the project off. I hesitate to ridicule this idea or call it a scam, because it’s pretty extraordinary – even if it doesn’t succeed in creating a giant floating civilization, think of the innovation that could come about as part of the process of figuring the whole thing out. So, if you’re into some sort of fantastic, extremely-unsure-if-it-will-actually-pan-out investment, head over to Arc Island’s Kickstarter and help Way reach his goal. 500 bucks gets you immediate citizenship and an Arc Island passport!