Lots of insights in this thread that could be applicable to the initial stages of seasteading.
That book I’ve been pulling from has lots of ideas regarding seaweed – I like the taste personally. Also, solar farming. These are only a couple of the ways we can trade with the cathedral until we have enough of a population to be autonomous. Ideally we’ll get to a place where we can let them all rot away without having to interact with them ever again.