Humans on Mars

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Many are familiar with SpaceX’s Mars program by Elon Musk to aid not just the first human-landing on Mars, but also the colonisation of the planet by humans. I recently imagined what would happen if humans had to urgently evacuate earth to another planet such as Mars. But the problem was that only a limited number of people could leave, say 1000, and these set of people are to repopulate the new planet with humans and ensure the posterity of the human race on a new planet.

Surely, that is a major problem, and I wondered if there would be a criteria for picking the limited number of people, and whether it is the world leaders that would make the selection. And who would pick who? There are many possible criterion to pick from or all of which can be combined to make a criteria for the selection itself. Some of the criterion I think could include:

Gender

Surely this is the most important, and the ratio of male to female could be 1:1 – that is 500 males and 500 females – or 2:3 that is 400 males and 600 females. Some would wonder why there are more females, it is simply because they want to emulate the natural order of gender ratio on earth, and it is no news that there are more females in the world than there are men. And I suppose there is a reason for that. Of course, it could be decided to go against that and actually have more male than female in the ratio of 3:2 – 600 males and 400 females. Any ratio could work, long as there are both genders represented by at least 35%.

Health Condition

I believe this would also be a criterion for selection, and only people with no health condition or disease will be selected. Also, people that would be selected would be those who have no issue with reproduction, blood group and genotype too will be considered and as well as phenotypic characteristics.

Profession

Surely, people from all walks of life will be represented, just not sure what percentage they would represent. Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Nurses, agriculturists, Physicists, among others. All profession will be represented and maybe in both gender too. I presume religious leaders too will be represented, for every religion there are, because really, what are hams without their faith?

Age Group

I imagine this would be a tedious criterion when being considered. Would it be a mix of old and young alike? Would all age group be represented or only the young will qualify for the journey? I suppose that is up to the committee in charge of setting the standard to decide.

Intelligence Quotient

I suppose intelligence would be a criterion for selection. It is easy to stumble upon a lot of IQ test on the Internet, but there has been talks about the accuracy of results and if one’s IQ can be accurately measured. Perhaps a standard measurement would be created. I would expect the chosen ones should be people with high intellect.

CONCLUSION

I suppose some criterion mentioned above will take presidency over others, and there will be an hierarchy that would be followed. I had thought about adding religion, country and race. But that might be insensitive and I thought it inappropriate to mention those.

Anyway, that is what I think, and if you think I missed something important, please feel free to leave a comment let me hear what you have to say about the article.

Disclaimer: this is merely fictional and just a figment of my imagination, and by no means an attempt to demean, disrespect or attack any one. It shouldn’t be misinterpreted to be what it isn’t.

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I have been calling for Aliens from long time and waiting for their response so that they can come and collect me from this earth...

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2 years ago

It's interesting how technology is going forward. Altho your assumptions are fictional, who knows they will be tomorrow's reality :)

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Surely, there would be more females going to Mars than males . Lol

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2 years ago

Hey aimure. Finally found your channel. Nice write-up by the way. I think the criteria will largely depend on Elon musk and the other influencial people, of which being baised is inevitable

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Hehe. Not particularly Elon. As he'd only be contacted to make the means of transportation, perhaps. And maybe in the contract, he can include himself and or his family. That's a sweet deal innit?

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Yeah it is.😏

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It's a nice story which can be possible in future as a lot of scientists are working on this project. But it is not easy to accomplish as there will surely come lots of problems. Let's see what happens in future.

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Exactly, I don't expect it to be easy, because there will be a lot involved in its success. Thank you for coming by

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Nice fictional one dear. Let's see what happens in future.

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Absolutely, fingers crossed 🤞🏿

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I believe age would be a very important criteria, persons with old ages might not be allowed into space in the first place

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Very true, as the rigours of the travel may be too much for them to handle

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Humans haven't gotten enough technology yet to make a home on Mars. It takes minimum of 6 months to travel to Mars. It comes with a lot hazard especially radiation that might affect the astronaut in space.

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We actually do have enough resources to make life on Mars possible, it's the will to start that makes the difference. Astronauts been exposed to radiation has been dealt with years ago, and it's not a problem. The only problems are accidents in the craft while going to Mars and system malfunctions.

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I know, that's why it's all hypothetical. Plus, they could carry enough food for a certain period of time for the limited number of people, and also, they'll first have to send an uncrewed spaceship first to Mars and with enough research and testing to know all that's involved before staking the fate of humans

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