Artificial Planets

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Living on the moon or Mars is within our future, but it’s only a temporary solution to a long term problem. The long term problem being the death of the sun. Of course sending people to the moon and Mars will solve our biggest immediate problem- overpopulation. Overpopulation is to blame for pollution, crime, poverty, and under education (if there were only a few of us here, we’d all be educated, well-off, and have resources aplenty). Overpopulation isn’t just the elephant in the room, it’s the steadily growing monster in the room. Because of overpopulation, we will eventually be forced to start building apartments alongside the International Space Station. Hopefully a spaceship will be included with each lease of such apartments… Some sci-fi writers imagine the entire plane of the solar system turning into a great ring of urban compartments (pictured below).

The solution to the long term problem is an artificial planet or some kind of living space ark (http://news.discovery.com/space/private-spaceflight/project-persephone-icarus-interstellar-100yss-120920.htm). It does seem that having a bubble-like artificial planet where inhabitants live on the inside, with some kind of artificial sun in the center of the bubble planet, would be most protective (as pictured above). I think this is very exciting because it may eventually allow, through many generations, for the only scenario that I would want in a theological heaven- the possibility to trek the universe and maybe visit other worlds in the cosmos- to actually see and visit the starry heaven above. Those born on the artificial planet millions of years after its launch may be able to browse catalogs of the other worlds that the artificial planet previously visited, along with their landscapes, and maybe their inhabitants…

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