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Would you volunteer to go into crippling debt and indentured servitude to Elon Musk, in order to go to Mars?

Asked by ragingloli (47679points) 1 week ago

https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-a-new-life-awaits-you-on-the-off-world-colon-1841071257

Why watch dystopian movies, and play dystopian games, when you can live in an actual martian dystopia?
I never trusted this guy.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

One saying Is that it is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven.

I would like to have a top of the line life with the best tech and an orderly existence.

I would go if I can be a governor of Mars.

hello321's avatar

We need to nationalize Elon Musk.

JLoon's avatar

You mean like a bondage/s&m thing ?

I try to keep an open mind.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

The debt wouldn’t matter much. There won’t be much to buy on Mars. Assuming his plan can work for the sake of conversation, let’s think about it. There would be so much work needed to provide a bare minimum of food and housing, I think it would be like living in an Australian penal colony or Soviet Gulag, regardless of whether I had debt or not.

I will skip it.

YARNLADY's avatar

LOLLOLLOLLOLOL

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@JLoon So sticks and stones can break your bones, but whips and chains excite you?

doyendroll's avatar

We can do better. How about a quick whip round for @ragingloli followed by a fund raising event.

J Lo’s BDSM affinity may quickly raise the readies.

gondwanalon's avatar

Elon Musk is a bobble ready to pop. If he wants to go to Mars, then let him go there using his own money.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I don’t really think the average person finds $200k impossible. Selling your home, cars and liquidating/cashing out on Earth seems very feasible. I’d probably be tempted but I’m a Scy-Fy addict.

hello321's avatar

^ Median net worth in the US is $97,300 (for all ages). It’s $59,800 for people 35–44, and $11,100 for people under 35.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@hello321 Median home sales price is $295k in the states. And it’s likely a one-way trip. I could come up with it and I’m not rich, by any means.

hello321's avatar

^ Net worth includes equity in house.

gondwanalon's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Existence on Mars (a dead, frozen, poisonous wasteland) would be far worse than an Australian penal colony or Soviet Gulag or even a Chinese prison. You stay alive by living in a space suit inside a cave while your bones erode. You spend all your time making sure your life support systems keep functioning that keep generating air, water and just enough heat to keep you from freezing to death.

JLoon's avatar

@Nomore_lockout – It’s the little things that make life interesting.
@doyendroll – Anything for the cause ;)
@gondwanalon – Sounds like you were there on a Monday.

Zaku's avatar

No. I’m pretty certain I don’t want to go to Mars.

gondwanalon's avatar

@JLoon you are so sweet and kind. Love ya!

JLoon's avatar

@gondwanalon – I was raised by Earthlings ;)

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