Entrepreneur Wants $50K to Build Self-Sufficient Floating Island

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Living on land is so 2010--aren't you ready to move onto a futuristic floating utopian island that "follows the summer" around the world? Thirty-year-old English entrepreneur Ben Way feels your pain--and he has an answer, so long as he can raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to get started. The answer is...Arc Island, a floating island community the size of Manhattan.

The island as Way visualizes it would also have all of the necessary technology to sustain life, including renewable energy, desalination, and waste disposal.

Way imagines a utopian society in which there's no physical currency, a micro democracy, a virtual government, complete energy independence, and a flat tax rate. I'm doing my taxes right now, and I could go for a flat tax rate…but that's beside the point.