By Alexandra Dolce • September 30, 2020•Writers in Residence
Let’s have some fun this month. What would MY perfect space colony look like…? Here goes…
First and foremost, I think it should be located on a safe but very exotic planet. Use your imagination when it comes to exotic.
All people, whether indigenous, or migrated are from the jump start considered EQUAL and will not be separated based on race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Equal means Equal.
The form of government would most likely be a democracy or a hybrid of such, but it is important that citizens refer to the previous mistakes made by democracies and choose not to make the same here.
The infrastructure would be solid; meaning that there would be plenty of paved roads for egress and ingress throughout this planet. Definitely flying cars and bikes. Materials used for construction and day to day activities would be eco-friendly. I’m not sure what housing would look like; my guess it would depend on the atmosphere of the planet and whether or not the citizens are willing to build based on a common plan or scheme or are willing to accept a hodgepodge of architectural flair.
Space wear would be safe, light and very fashionable; whatever fashionable means in the realm of space reality.
Food… Assuming that food can be grown, by one method or another, would love to have access to all the fruits, veggies, grains, oils, meats and alcohol that we have here on earth. It would be even more ideal if we can grow it ourselves or have access to local farms like we have access to supermarkets.
Chefs, musicians, artists, and actors would be able to fly in at any time to cook, perform or curate. Teachers would be very well paid.
I guess currency is a must. One currency for the entire colony is a must. Crypto would be most desirable. That way we don’t have to print money or keep currency reserves.
Any more suggestions? Would love to hear from you!