Humankind is going to Mars, and regardless of what we are going to find in space, we will need to face ourselves when we get there – including our relationships, “virgin” territories, and the damaged planet Earth. We invite you to think about the implications of space travel and migration, and to imagine alternative ways of space travel, while keeping in mind the lessons we learned from the problematic ways we have been dealing with life on Earth.
Future: Modular Capsules, Climate Change, and Global Space Migration.
- Living in modular capsules orbiting planets with connect/disconnect capabilities
- Shift towards creating artificial climates on Earth to counteract climate change
- Implementation of global policies on space migration, global elections, and selecting individuals for space exploration
In the future, it is possible that we will reside in modular capsules that orbit planets. These capsules will have the capability to connect and disconnect from each other, allowing individuals to easily join or leave groups of capsules. However, instead of venturing into space, our focus may shift towards creating artificial climates on Earth in an attempt to counteract climate change. This decision could prompt us to reconsider our interactions with others and establish patterns that promote decolonization.
Furthermore, there could be a need to develop global policies concerning space migration. This may involve conducting global elections to determine the occupation of different planets. Additionally, a group of humans might be selected to journey into space, ensuring the survival of our species.
In summary, the future could involve living in modular capsules orbiting planets, with the ability to connect or disconnect from capsule aggregations. Rather than pursuing space exploration, efforts might be directed towards creating artificial climates on Earth, leading to a reevaluation of our relationships and the establishment of decolonial patterns. Global policies on space migration and global elections about planet occupations could be implemented, along with selecting a group of individuals to venture into space and safeguard the survival of humanity.
Futuristic Dilemma: Colonial Patterns in Space
- Space exploration and colonization may be limited to the ultra-rich, replicating colonial patterns.
- Proposal to send androids to Mars and potentially upload human consciousness into them.
- Challenges in maintaining a decolonial perspective while colonizing another planet and navigating ethical issues.
In the future, space exploration and colonization may be limited to the ultra-rich, leading to the replication of colonial patterns observed on Earth. These patterns of exploitation and power dynamics could potentially be extended to space settlements. Additionally, there is a proposal to send androids to Mars to construct habitable settlements. Once completed, there is a hypothetical possibility of uploading human consciousness into these androids, allowing individuals to continue living through them. However, this idea raises questions about the feasibility of maintaining a decolonial perspective when actively colonizing another planet. The act of colonizing a foreign world inherently involves exerting control and dominance over its resources and potentially disregarding the rights and autonomy of any indigenous life forms that may exist. This challenges the notion of achieving a decolonial approach while engaging in colonization efforts. The complex interplay between space exploration, colonization, and the need to navigate these issues in a decolonial manner presents a thought-provoking dilemma for the future of human expansion beyond Earth.