8 thoughts on “Holy fucking shit! Water on Mars!”

  1. Earth First! http://seasteading.org – at least for the anarchist colonization, it will start more as floating Temporary Autonomous Zones and evolve to full fledge floating stateless societies.

    Unfortunately with space colonization the government’s pretty much will monopolize that, easier to fund the venture when you control the presses and can rob, imprison, or murder any competition.

  2. Why limit ourselves to just one colonization plan? I figure we should go all Eclipse Phase on that shit and have different anarchist/autonomist political models colonize different places and then we can fight against the corporate inner planets together while talking shit on one another’s economic systems?

    1. That is the seasteading idea too – different economic systems experimenting, you don’t like where something is going or the system you take you seastead (home/business/belongings) with you and go to another one or do your own thing.

  3. Ok, so first things first. An Atmosphere. I dunno about you guys, but I like breathing. No idea HOW we’ll do that, but I’m sure we can form some sort of committee to develop several possible ideas, and we can vote on which one we like most. Once we establish some form of atmosphere we’ll need to begin terraforming the planet. I suggest the clever use of gigantic, fuck-off big magnets and food forests. The magnets will remove the iron in the soil which can be used for construction AND it’ll ensure Juggaloes will stay the fuck away from the Confederated Societies of Free Martians (or other such official sounding name). The food forests will do wonders for the soil, provide food, AND help maintain a breathable atmosphere. After that I suggest we send a formal invitation to the Wu Tang Clan, so the people of Earth will know that we Martians are nothing to fuck with, either.

  4. @Lexx – NPR had a piece on mars colonization and discussed terraforming, specifically the creation of an atmosphere and raising the temperature – they suggested waste from the power generation, mining, and manufacturing could be used to create deliberate global warming – the same way it does on earth – but encouraged. Pollute your way to life, watch a primitivist’s brain explode.

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