Re: Extropians Ltd.

Felix Ungman (
Fri, 30 May 1997 11:53:05 +0200

Chris Thompson:
>This is a subject I've been wanting to bring up here for some time.
>The concept of PT or Perpetual Traveler is very Extropian to me. In
>essence, you are never in one country long enough to be under it's
>jurisdiction. This doesnt mean skulking from country to country every
>week, but essentially it involves a way to structure your life so that
>you have complete freedom to do what you please with your money.

What strikes me, from my browsing on the PT subject, is that it
is so easy. You don't even need a starting capital, only you're able
to be more or less flexible with where and how you get your income.
Opening an offshore bank account doesn't seem more difficult than
doing it at your local bank. (It's sad that, at least here in Sweden,
tax-crime is regarded as one of the most serious crime you can
commit, in fact much worse that murder).

>With a proper structure of offshore companies and trusts, I can run
>most of my life from anywhere in the world.

I think you're right when emphasizing on *structure* and not money.
For example, if you take the money you spend on an apartment and
your office (and add the none-tax bonus), you'll probably get a decent
hotel room where you can sleep and work.

>Which brings me to an aside. Why do we need, as Extropians who embrace
>Intelligent Technology, a physical presence anywhere today?

The family still is and will continue to be important. But still,
its not an obstacle for the PT. Event if you travel a lot, you'll
probably want to return "home" once in a while.

Felix Ungman