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Gawker on the Effort to Create Reddit Island

August 14, 2012

A typically skeptical, supercilious take:

For about two years now, a group of internet nerds have been trying to move together to an uninhabited island and create a “cross between a small self-sustaining community and a tourism spot.” They met and have been organizing on Reddit, the vast news website known for its rage comics, anti-SOPA activism and a vibrant Men’s Rights community. Anyone can create a forum on Reddit, known as a “subreddit,” and today the Reddit Island subreddit has about 4,000 subscribers.

The plan is to purchase an island using funds chipped in by hundreds of Redditors. A few dozen settlers will move to the island first, living in lightweight shelters made of shipping pallets. Then—using, like, crowdsourcing or something—they’ll construct a self-sustaining libertarian technopia where download speeds are high and taxes are low. Ideas have included: Permaculture, technical school, weed farms, wind farms, on-site data center, and eco-tourism…

One Comment
  1. Abelard Lindsey permalink
    September 6, 2012 10:22 pm

    Of course its a supercilious take. Liberals (meaning leftists), who used to have a healthy dose of anti-authoritarianism and a desire to experiment in the 1960’s, have now become the new authoritarians. They believe they can create the perfect system for everyone, and how dare anyone seek to secede from their perfect system. The 60’s rebels have become precisely what they used to fight against when they were young.

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