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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland's_Grand_Canyon I'm wondering how such a thing could form- before the ice sheets came in. It really is strange...
  2. metal and computer parts can easily degrade. Same with plastics, wood, etc. The only parts that don't are stone-based structures. Also, what if Mars is in an ice age at the moment?
  3. Not if they existed long enough in the past. Say, before the last ice age, and were centered on Mars, not Earth. I would say that they became too dependent on technology, and just steadily stagnated until their society collapsed from pure neglect once a large solar flare came around. Of course, the lack of fossil fuels would probably be a pretty big warning sign, but it would make most of OTL history go as normal until the 21st century.
  4. I dunno, the idea was that an ancient line of homo managed to build a civilization spanning the solar system, then died out from war or something, and never really recovered.
  5. By "common biological anchestry" means came from the same homo line. Well, that's what we might do. Problem is that there's inevitably going to be a number of people illegally migrating, or giving birth on Mars, so there should be contingency for such a thing. Money makes the world go around, science and governments be dammed. You might be able to make a nature preserve of Mars when no one really seriously considers much of an economic use out of Mars... until of course, we get something like the OTL fur trade. Antarctica isn't likely to remain a nature preserve after the Anta
  6. Guys, let's get back to the topic at hand. What about who would fill up the colonies (nations, people, corporations), and how land would be 'divided'?
  7. I meant birth rates would be higher on Mars regardless of the species. Most industry will probably be at or near earth, and Mars is harder to get off than the Moon, or a NEO. Meaning Mars is a loss from the beginning. Some natives may be employed, like in OTL fur trade (though for speciality crops and animals instead)- but there's probably not much to do otherwise until we get the proper infrastructure and tech to cut launch costs from gravity wells sufficiently enough. #offtopic
  8. Those aren't so much "megalopolises". Megalopolises describe a chain of cities, or a single, huge city. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis It's also sort of a natural urban planning idea due to it allowing for increased use of cheaper public transport (ie conspiracy theorists with Agenda 21 and all :P) A future world almost entirely automated would have a bigger social problem with crime than anything. When people have nothing to do, and no visible way they can see to improve themselves, socialist programs allowing them to live decently or not, a lot
  9. This is clearly evidence that all stars are faked. NASA faked the lunar landings- EXPOSED!
  10. The government might sponsor flights and training if the prospect of a colony is profitable enough. Which would require very cheap rockets, and would likely be mostly cash crops at first, since non biological matter is easy to get on the Moon. But yeah, Russian Alaska is likely a good analogue here. Rarely profitable or barely profitable colonies with high levels of autonomy. Not many people would get to Mars, at least not in the first 100-200 years- they didn't in America OTL, and global population numbers will likely stagnate or decline by the 2100s due to demographic trends
  11. I don't get this. How are megalopolises supposed to solve the problem of automation?
  12. ...I'm going to say that's not really a view shared amongst the right in general- citing things like Muslims throwing gays off roofs, cited as part of the 'culture' of Islamic Middle Eastern culture. So Plan B is still possible under a somewhat more limited extent, depending on the politics of a colony. Which would provide some interesting population mechanics between the more tolerant and less tolerant colonies. Why? Is it that hard to make basic fabrics on Mars with 3D printing? Far bigger problem for "them", than "us"- I would think. Americaplague nev
  13. Please do. I don't want to have this thread locked. I said 2100, because of the association with @ChrisSpace's Alternate Solar System. I disagree, and think that even OTL Mars would have at least 1 or 2 bases on Mars by the end of the century. At least I hope
  14. ... a HABITABLE Mars would have air pressure similar to Earth, or at least 80-90 %. Meaning Maglevs would be about the same speed as on Earth. Maglevs can only reach 603 km/h, and require expensive tracking that won't be viable on Mars until cultures and colonies have fully developed. Sea, road, and conventional Rail are cheap, and are the primary modes of transport- and will likely remain so, because cost is much more important than speed in a world where most people still don't regularly travel cross-country, and cargo generally doesn't care how long it takes to get there. I'm t
  15. Like in South America? Maybe. But what if there are much less, like in North America? Regional Diversity would likely decline, but remember that rocket travel is still hard. Hopping small distances is possible, but intercontinental travel requires about as much you would need to get to Martian Orbit (more if you include precision landing). So I would expect there to still be dominant "types" of cultures, especially in different "national land claims". New York to Caracas was probably easier than New York to London, and yet developed completely different cultures.
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