Would you move to Mars

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  1. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I know this one requires a little imagination, considering that the space shuttle hardly works these days, but try to think of it anyway:

    Supposing that you could live on Mars, in a colony of some sort, and assuming you had a reasonable level of privacy and comfort, would you do it?

    I think I would...at least for a while. Though I would miss the ocean, trees, and things like that.
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    And deal with Martian men? Never! :)

    Seriously though, the space explorer in me would love the chance to set foot on another planet, just to be the first humans to do so.

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It would be an honor to be among the first to visit or stay on Mars, but unless I was a researcher, I don't see why I'd want to.

    How's the Internet access from Mars?
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    maybe take a vacation there.... if i liked it that much maybe a summer house... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I would to leave the violence and hostility. Hopefully it wont follow.
     
  6. Grakkle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would only follow the first people to go there.:eek::rolleyes:
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Slow and with considerable lag... ;)

    But once they fix that, I'm off...
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    If you believe the movies, the martians are really violent and hostile. Always planning to invade Earth or something or other.

    I probably wouldn't go. Leave them to it, I say.
     
  9. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    If Spicyapple was there...I'm down. :D :cool:
     
  10. Grakkle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But if you went there you'd be a Martian man.:eek:
     
  11. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Only if there are Frequent Flyer miles applied. ;)
     
  12. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    I'll play the odds...;)
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd have to rate it on it's merits. But with no green fields and such I'd probably stay put. I like my nature.
     
  14. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    ...actually sign me up! Can i leave now? Anything to get away from roommate
     
  15. takao macrumors 68040

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    transfer rate would be good enough (a few of recent mars rovers could make more than modem speed .. actually the softare for them wasn't finished untill they were already on their travel)
    the latency would kill any surfing though
     
  16. Grakkle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That bad, eh? Sure the pub down the street's not far enough?:p
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    lol, He's just annoying... he has a comment to say about everything.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    Depends on the exchange rate, I suppose. A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
     
  20. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Mars is where man will be going to escape the Govts of the Earth, Its just a matter of time. On a serious note we should start Terraforming it now.
     
  21. Doctor Q Administrator

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    So I won't be able to make those "first post" posts at MacRumors? Then never mind sending me to Mars.
     
  22. Grakkle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But would the Martian governments be any better? I don't think human tendencies are going to be any different on another planet.

    As for terraforming...I don't think we quite have the technology, yet.
     
  23. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Me, I'd stay. Cause EVERYONE'S gonna move to Mars, and the earth will be MUCH less crowded
     
  24. dcv macrumors G3

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    I'd need to do a little research...


    *goes off to forums.marsrumors.com*

    :D
     
  25. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You wouldn't need to worry about your nice shoes getting dirty. Red dust wouldn't show up on red shoes. :)
     

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