Google filed its most interesting patent application to date, notes the Independent: “The company is considering deploying the supercomputers necessary to operate its Internet search engines on barges anchored up to seven miles offshore.” It’s true! This is smart, using the ocean to cool their “supercomputers” and stuff. But! Hmm! Just seven miles offshore, you say? Now, most nations’ territorial waters end at 12 nautical miles from shore. Their “exclusive economic zone” extends much further—but does not forbid “loitering,” even “belligerent” loitering, in that zone. IS GOOGLE STARTING A MICRONATION????