In a comment about how things might shake out in response to a modern-day btc 6102, @k00b proposed that if the American govt got too heavy-handed, btc people would just move, since a lot of places in the world are a lot more compelling as expat destinations than they were 90 years ago.
This made me wonder: what would be the best destinations in such a scenario? Some desirable factors that come to mind, at least for me personally:
- favorable legal and regulatory climate pertaining to btc
- good social fabric (e.g., not an organized-crime hellscape where people have to live in armed and gated communities, or a place with a latent civil war bubbling under the surface)
- a sizeable English-speaking contingent, or in a pinch, a language an English-speaker can achieve intermediate proficiency in without a decade of intense study
- Cost of living not absurdly high
- Climate and environment generally tolerable
- Good and reliable infrastructure, both physical and digital
- At least a medium level of culture, e.g., you can buy books, and find someone to talk to about them; there's a respectable art museum around someplace
Obviously all of these things are tradeoffs -- I list them to slightly restrict the scope of possibilities, while recognizing that not everyone is going to value the same things. But given that rough sketch, what comes to mind? If we got 6102ed, what would be some attractive places to migrate to?