Steering the Future by Liberating Mars

I recently submitted an essay titled “The transformative value of liberating Mars” to an essay contest sponsored by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). The contest asks participants to consider the question “How Should Humanity Steer the Future?”, and I suggest that the settlement of Mars, approached the right way, could provide some novel solutions to our global problems.

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