Patri Friedman at Yale on Wednesday at 7:30pm in WLH119

March 3, 2009

Bio: Patri Friedman, grandson of Milton Friedman and executive director of the Seasteading Institute. Friedman is a computer scientist, visionary entrepreneur, and advocate for floating homesteads (“seasteads”) around the world’s oceans as a kind of global experiment in distributed political economy.

Topic: The prospects for seasteading, structured liberty, and the new field of experimental political philosophy as it relates to technological innovation. The project’s venture capitalists include Peter Thiel, one of the original investors in PayPal. Friedman’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session. This event is cosponsored by the College Libertarians, the Yale Entrepeneurial Institute, the Yale Transhumanist Society, and the Yale Undergraduate Computing Organization.

There is also an RSVP-only (first-signup/first-serve basis) dinner at 5:45 pm before the talk. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact william.wilson@yale.eduDownload the Poster.