Against Mars-a-Lago: Why SpaceX’s Mars colonization devise should frighten you


This is what creates Musk’s Mars prophesy so opposite than, say, a Apollo missions or a International Space Station. This isn’t unequivocally scrutiny for humanity’s consequence — there’s not that most scholarship insincere here, as there was in a Moon missions. Musk wants to build a ultimate oppulance package, exclusively for a richest among us. Musk isn’t perplexing to build something same to Matt Damon’s plain investigate bottom in “The Martian.” He wants to build Mars-a-Lago.



And an economy formed on tourism, quite high-end tourism, needs employees — even if a high grade of automation is assumed. And as I’ve created about before, that means a lot of labor during a lowest cost possible. Imagine signing divided years of your life to be a housekeeper in a Mars-a-Lago hotel, with your communications, water, food, appetite usage, even oxygen tightly managed by your employer, and no supervision to record a grievance to if your employer cuts your wages, harasses you, cuts off your oxygen. Where would Mars-a-Lago’s employees turn if their rights were impinged upon? Oh wait, this world is run privately? You have no rights. Musk’s prophesy for Mars colonization is inherently authoritarian. The intensity for a existence of the employees of a Martian tourism attention to trip into something imitative indentured servitude, even slavery, can't be underestimated.


We have supervision regulations for a reason on Earth — to strengthen us from a uninformed fear Musk hopes to export to Mars. If he’s deliberate these questions, he doesn’t seem to care; for Musk, the devil’s in a technological and financial details. The amicable and domestic are flattering uninteresting to him. This is unsurprising; accounts from those who have worked closely with him hint that he, like many CEOs, may be a sociopath


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