It would be easier to build New New York in Antarctica than to colonize Mars

You don’t have to import your own atmosphere, for starters. And it’s warmer. This is one of the many reasons I don’t believe for a second that we are every getting off the earth as a species and that the dream of colonizing the stars is a misplaced eschatological fantasy for secularists looking for the New Heaven and the New Earth in all the wrong places.

That said, this is fun:

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  1. We will probably send a manned mission to Mars just to spite China at some point, but like Apollo it’ll peter out after we beat our geopolitical rival to the punch.

    And speaking as a scientific layman, if we really do need more living space….seems to me it’d also be far easier to try and build underseas colonies, honestly, and there are also useable resources there unlike Mars. like 3/4 of the Earth’s surface is water!!! We’ve got plenty of room waiting there

    I don’t know why this doesn’t get more play in sciecne fiction. Or, for that matter, in real life w/r/t government sponsorship.

  2. Also…too bad about all the CO2 on Venus, because from what I understand, if its atmosphere was like Earth’s and its location relative to the Sun was constant? It’d be a literal paradise instead of the closest thing anyone in this life will see that resembles hell.

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