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"Weeding" the Timeline & Early Timeline Contribution Guidelines?
The topic of Martian colonisation is an interesting one, and I think we could discuss it endlessly. The scenario is quite pessimistic in some ways, since it assumes that space exploration goes into a bit of a decline after the first Martian landing. But I think there is a good case for keeping it this way. Instead of pouring lots of resources into space in the 21st century, technology seems to have headed off in a different direction- into artificial intelligence research, genetics and biotechnology, fabrication and climate amelioration. It's only after some of these challenges were met that the first permanent settlements on Mars and elsewhere become established. Colonising the solar system with 2030's tech would be very tricky, and lead to a lot of failures and sunk expenses.

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RE: "Weeding" the Timeline & Early Timeline Contribution Guidelines? - by stevebowers - 10-03-2016, 09:06 AM

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