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The Dream of Floating Cities/State

Everybody asks me, what is your goal? My answer is: “I’m the simple executor of the vision of 5 magical cats (”:

In the not-so-distant future, humanity found itself at a crossroads. Tired of the constraints imposed by traditional nation-states and longing for a new way of life, pioneering individuals set sail on a revolutionary journey that would redefine the very concept of countries. The open seas became the canvas for a bold experiment in independence, as people took to the water on self-sustaining barges to form floating communities and city-states.

The catalyst for this maritime migration was the advent of advanced technology that allowed for the creation of autonomous, floating structures capable of supporting thriving societies. Large, interconnected barges equipped with cutting-edge sustainable technologies, vertical farms, and renewable energy sources became the foundation for these new seaborne nations.

The allure of this aquatic lifestyle was undeniable. The ocean offered both freedom and security, allowing people to chart their own destinies while forming alliances for mutual protection. The first floating city-states emerged as experimental utopias, attracting like-minded individuals who sought a break from the limitations of conventional governance.

One of the pioneering seaborne nations, known as Aisland, became a beacon for those seeking an alternative way of life. Comprising a network of floating islands tethered together by advanced docking systems, Aisland boasted a diverse population drawn from various walks of life. The citizens of this floating nation were united by a shared vision of a self-sufficient, ecologically conscious society.

The aquatic pioneers developed a unique form of governance, blending direct democracy with decentralized decision-making. Citizens actively participated in shaping the laws and policies that governed their floating home, fostering a sense of community and responsibility. The city-states functioned as interconnected entities, each contributing to the collective well-being of the seaborne society.

Trade and diplomacy flourished among these floating nations. Resource-rich city-states traded surplus goods and knowledge, forging alliances based on mutual benefit. The open seas became a marketplace of ideas and innovation, with each floating nation contributing to the overall progress of seaborne civilization.

However, challenges arose on the horizon. Storms tested the resilience of the floating city-states, prompting the development of advanced stabilization and navigation systems. Pirates and other rogue elements sought to exploit the vulnerabilities of the seaborne societies, leading to the formation of maritime defense alliances among the floating nations.

Despite the challenges, the experiment of seaborne independence proved remarkably successful. The floating city-states became symbols of a new era, where people had transcended the limitations of fixed borders and embraced a nomadic existence on the open sea. The allure of this lifestyle attracted more pioneers, expanding the seaborne society and inspiring the establishment of new floating nations.

As the sun sets over the horizon, casting a golden glow on the interconnected barges, the people of the seaborne nations reflect on their journey. They have created a tapestry of diversity, innovation, and cooperation, all while navigating the endless possibilities of the open sea. The experiment in seaborne independence has not only challenged the status quo but has also opened a new chapter in the history of human civilization—one where the ocean is not a barrier but a bridge to a harmonious and interconnected future.

Written from Samuele Landi, based on the original narrative of the cats:
Kalu, Pretty, Lady, Fluffy, Wiggy and the barking contribution of the doggies Nina and Cicciona.

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