reply to post by Quauhtli
Absolutely, I'd go. This planet is being decimated by corporations and unscrupulous developers. Species we haven't even discovered yet are going
extinct on a daily basis thanks to deforestation and clear cutting of the rainforests, all to make room for irresponsible farming techniques. If, by
the time our technology has advanced to the point of being able construct these ARKs, we haven't yet turned to sustainable ways of feeding our
billions and eliminating poverty and overpopulation, reserve my (and my Cat's) spots on the next ARK out!
Those leaving on these so-called generational ships must undergo carefuf psychological screening (no psycho- or sociopaths please!) and training in
sustainable methods (no more slash and burn) of survival. Everyone will have something to offer the group, whether it's knowledge of engineering or
of cooking and preserving foods for family pantries. People will not be turned away simply because they couldn't afford to pay for a piece of paper
saying they can do what they can do. A degree doesn't confer knowledge and practical ability. Those leading the corporations, governments and private
interests that destroyed the planet to begin with will not be allowed passage on an ARK; they can stay behind and lie in the bed they made for
themselves. Additionally, politicians with no skills (politicking not being a skill) will also be left behind, unless they have another area of
expertise which can prove to be useful in starting over. Lawyers with experience in actual enforcement of the law will be welcomed, but only if their
track record demonstrates a leaning to fair resolution of concerns. No tyranny or martial law will be tolerated. Religious figures who also have
practical skills, as well as true tolerance and understanding of others will be permitted onboard, the Golden Rule of Do Unto Others will be the
guiding principle of the new civilization (with an emphasis on CIVIL).
Maybe a bit overreaching, and certainly far from complete, but I've considered this scenario once or twice and these a just some of the issues I
personally would like to have covered. Also, please excuse my typos, thanks!