#44 -- Consider also that if designed and engineered properly, it wouldn't be much different than living in the big city. I was shocked when I joined the Navy that some people from New York city had never left there in their entire lives until they joined the service. So a Martian "high tech trailer park" wouldn't be much different.
#46 | Posted by goatman at 2015-02-26 12:16 PM | Reply | Flag:
I'm thinking it would have to be very cramped and small. I'm imaging trailers connected by some enclosed walkways that you'd still need some sort of protective suit in order to traverse. There would be no resupply on fuel and solar can only do so much so everything would have to be kept as small and use as little energy as possible.
I'm thinking that it would be much closer to living on a submarine than it would be to living in a city.
Maybe I'm just thinking of what can be done in one trip. With decades of prep time, maybe something more livable could be built and run on nuke power. How do you get hundreds of engineers and workers to make the one way trip to build the thing though?
Still can't imagine that anything humans could build in the near future would be sustainable with any sort of population growth though.