The article completely glosses over how a big motivation for these initiatives is to escape the restraints democracy places on capitalism. Peter Thiel, who has donated $1.2 million to this effort, is already on the record for saying that "freedom" (which he defines in the typically narrow libertarian way) and democracy are incompatible. Ultimately, seasteading is not going be feasible on a big enough scale for us to watch it descend into some horrifying Rapture type horror show. Instead we will see some tiny, moderately successful (yet highly promoted) examples, a lot of absurd failures, and most of the money spent on distorting the American political process to further insulate government and business from democratic control.
That Silicon Valley libertarianism is sliding towards authoritarianism has been more welcomed as of late:
The speech succeeded in promoting the anti-democratic authoritarianism at the core of neoreactionary thought, while glossing over the attendant bigotry. This has long been a goal of some in the movement. One such moderate—if the word can be used in this context—is Patri Friedman, grandson of the late libertarian demigod Milton Friedman. The younger Friedman expressed the need for “a more politically correct dark enlightenment” after a public falling out with Yarvin in 2009.