Illustration by Susanne Gold/ text by Ted Ganten
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Another important aspect of Terraism is to give people a unifying goal. Something they can talk to each other about and get excited. Of course, you will not be able to reach everyone – but depending on the intensity of communication in this regard, there is a chance to inspire many across borders.
Why to get into space?
The plan to colonize the universe creates room, inspiration for longer-term dreams and a new perspective on earth. To draw upon the multiple facets of the change of perspective is – as explained above – part of the terraistic concept. I am firmly convinced that appropriate public relations work will also encourage other organizations and nation states to develop and pursue longer-term ideas again. As already mentioned, I consider the firm belief in the impossibility of realizing great ideas and dreams to be the saddest and most energy less of all utopias. Unfortunately, this belief is probably contagious and drags many into an “I do not care a pap for it” and “it doesn’t matter what I want” world.
How into space?
The plans for achieving and implementing the goal of colonization of space should, in order not to miss their effect, pursue a non-discriminatory “One World” idea. Supportive would be global calls for proposals and idea competitions for colonization concepts as well as more technical global competitions for solving specific problems. It might also be interesting to develop a constitution for societies in this new habitat. Due to the scarcity of raw materials, food, oxygen and water, violations in this area are likely to be pursued much more intensively than would seem appropriate on our richly endowed earth.
How to live in space?
Some decisions would have to be made very quickly in this cramped habitat, while other decisions may favor the involvement of everyone. A new form of living together will have to be designed. From the discussion we can certainly deduce a few things for our spaceship Earth. In the past, we have benefited in everyday life on Earth, especially technically, from the advances in space travel. In the future, we should also start to draw ethical and political conclusions about how we live together on our planet.
Next week we will further dive nto this topic. I am quite sure many readers will ask the question why we a generating problems in the pusuit of colonization of space when we still have so many unsolved issues on earth. We will adress inter alia this question in next weeks blog post.