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  • Milkman - August 19, 2011 4:24 a.m.

    Well BioShock was a critique of Ayn Rand's philosophy. BioShock 2 was a critique of the opposite, collectivism.
  • fauxparse - August 19, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    See also China Miéville's somewhat overwritten piece here: http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3328/floating_utopias/
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 19, 2011 3:34 a.m.

    I have the belief that at some point we will have to find a way to live in the ocean with aquatic houses and that stuff, but I dont think it's going to be rapture-style when it happens. I think that at some point there's going to be an end to the idea of international waters and that countries will be given (or take, depending on the situation) ocean to declare as their territory, and people will start inhabiting those oceans. Or maybe I'm just crazy. Either or.
  • REBELYELL89 - August 19, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    As rapture & every movie similar has taught us it start's out okay but ends up going crazy beyond belief.
  • Metroidhunter32 - August 19, 2011 3:13 a.m.

    Doomed to failure, for leagel reasons if nothing else. If it isn't subject to the rule of any one country, then could a terrorist simply drop in, and be imune to deportation? Also, no rules = chaos. Rules turn to laws, laws need goverment to inforce them, etc. Boom you have micronations with their own laws and goverment. Which eliminates the point really.
  • Darkhawk - August 19, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    Would you kindly... refrain from trying to recreate Mulligan's Valley?
  • Tomgoulter - August 19, 2011 2:56 a.m.

    @TheJHat: Good point. Unfortunately the movie version of those events was released forty-odd years too late, meaning nobody could show those folks a record of their adventures and say, "see? This shit is terrible!"
  • GraphicRogue - August 19, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    yea...they're getting ransacked by pirates within 3 months of starting this whole floating mini nation. The only good i see coming from this is the possibility of an awesome game being based on the events that are sure to transpire. Pirate Island!
  • TheJHat - August 19, 2011 2:39 a.m.

    Also, similarly to the Pirate Bay oilrig, another earlier incident similar to that was the Pirate Radio stations off the coast of England in the '60s.
  • TheJHat - August 19, 2011 2:31 a.m.

    I'd rather see a Bioshock movie than a real life Rapture, personally. Like ObliqueZombie said, it sounds like a good idea, but the possibility of everything turning into shit is too big for my taste.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 19, 2011 2:23 a.m.

    That's... strange. It's an idea that seems great at first, like Communism and... Rapture, but when it plays out, who knows what could happen? Mainly bad things. Because, as a whole, people are bad. Seriously, there's always that one fuck who wants to do something, just to watch it drown for the hell of it. But when I read the header, I thought this was about a BioShock movie. :'C
  • legory - August 19, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    Sign me up! alsosendhimacopyofbioshock
  • DecoyOctorok - August 19, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    They might as well create some hyper intelligent sharks while they're at it.
  • kor2disturbed - August 19, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    Wow, it would be cool but I'll probably stay on land.
  • Darth_Griffin - August 19, 2011 1:43 a.m.

    No, there is absolutely no way this could go wrong, right?
  • TheCakeIsaPie - August 19, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Seems legit.
  • gardenbeast - August 19, 2011 1:36 a.m.

    "The scheme is to float microcountries out into international waters and allow citizens to live unencumbered by pesky societal trappings like taxes, building codes, minimum wages or firearms restrictions. " Sounds like how Australia started to me....
  • Lemons - August 19, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    Not even surprised. Talk about eccentric thinking, it would be crazy to even have one nation agree and try it out. I for one even if offered a chance to go to it once it is set to go would prrrooobbabbbblly wait a little bit haha. See what happens first, after all, look at what happened to Rapture.

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