posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I'd personally have a few concerns with that scenerio.
1. If some moron starts buying star names that are absolutely rediculous, and we're stuck with it in our records forever, or
you could have some sort of approval process, so that the name isnt ridiculous.
you could also limit the max amount of stars that a single credit card could name - this would prevent millionaires snapping up thousands of star
one could also introduce a market mechanism whereby ownership of starnames could be traded - rather like the way domain names are traded.
there would be a market value for a star called "deathstar" or "tatooine" say. we could, possibly, change the laws , to allow private ownership of
star systems - so technically, if you bought the registration document for "tatooine" you would own that star system.
if we allowed private ownership of all star systems then star systems like Sirius would command enormous values - maybe the bidding could go into the
millions. but then unknown, faint stars would be relatively cheap.
there's 400 billion stars in our galaxy, so i guess their would be plenty of room for the $1 star system.
2. Let's say we find life on a planet circling a star named "Jim + Daisy 4 eva"
Then we'd be stuck.
he - that sounds quite funny actually.
Captain Kirk: "Two to beam down to JimandDaisy Four Eva"
i guess this will boil down to trusting what the marketplace brings up. if the name is very silly, i would guess that future starship commanders
would use the scientific name for the star.
but there are an AWFUL lot of stars - 400 billion in our galaxy alone.
[edit on 2-1-2007 by netron]