posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 08:58 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but... oh well...
I think anyone who wants to go should get to go.... of only one gender. They should also include any death row inmates that want to go, any prisoner
really. Give them their freedom and let them go to Mars.
To even have a colony, there's a LOT of work that will have to be done. When they get there, there will be structures to be built as life support.
They'll have to wear special suits until the construction is complete and running. Everything that's built, they're going to have to build themselves,
there are no construction companies up there. The colonists will be responsible for building everything that exists and doing all of the work that
needs to be done. Let them do it.
The reason for sending only a single gender is so there won't be any reproduction going on. That way we can't have the issues that have come up here
on earth with colonies of convicts creating settlements and their offspring being the people who end up being the residents. Let the convicts and the
politically opposed do the work, give them all the time they need, send all the materials they need and let them do it. After enough time has gone by
that they've all died off, then choose the people who will actually form the "society" of Mars. That way, everything's been built and they can have a
good start. Send more materials, let them update structures and form an actual society, reproduce and fill the ... Mars.
Heck, they can even have both genders as long as all the women are sterilized before they go.
OK, you can flame me for it now
ETA: have drank a little and can be a MAJOR A-hole when I do that
edit on 6-10-2012 by PurpleChiten because: (no reason given)