General Billionaires now want to buy up planets

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by FireCat, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    Private companies should be able to buy land on The Moon or other planets for tourism, mining or even to sell property, a space policy expert has said.
    Rand Simberg said that if governments started to provide property rights then entrepreneurs and billionaires might pile in and invest - and added that the 'time is ripe'.
    He has proposed a law that would circumvent the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which states no individual or government can have sovereignty over any body in space

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    Read Moar Here.

    For fuck's sake "Nobody" owns the planets or anything else in space. And seriously, how can you buy anything that doesn't belong to anyone? :rolleyes:
  2. Sajin

    Sajin User title under construction.

    Ok now thats just bullshit, why would you let someone buy a planet? what if theres intelligent life on that planet? we're basicly allowing people to buy others and its slavery all over again
  3. Ninva

    Ninva Retired

    Cursing and swearing with fervor doesn't make an opinion intuitive. Since civilization is economic based and run, then buying planets makes total sense since in the foreseeable future, people will be landing on these plants for whatever reason.
  4. s3rius

    s3rius Linux is only free if your time is worthless.

    First of all, they're most likely talking about nearby planets, such as those in our solar system. We know that there is no intelligent life on them.
    Second, buying a piece of land doesn't make everyone slaves who lives on it. Especially if humans start settling on other planets it'll be like renting a house.


    Why's that? Where's the difference in owning a square kilometer of land where you build houses on, owning a country or owning a planet?
    How can you buy a piece of land on Earth? Who owns it? Does it belong to anyone?
    If the answer is yes, then why shouldn't the moon belong to someone?

    Just because it's not "on Earth"? That's a pretty narrow view of things.
    Just because it's far away or unreachable by simple means? It was the same when Australia or America were colonized. At that time owning land actually did mean owning people, but we're far away from the laws in the past.
    Just because no one has owned it before? Well, see colonialization in the past.


    It's another step of putting a price tag on everything, which I don't like. But that's how our civilization is. Buying planets is inevitable.
  5. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

    Buying planets will lead to war.

    If somebody can buy it, someone else has to own it first.
    If nobody owns it yet the only way to make it yours is to just take it and claim it as yours.
    This will make others, those who didnt do this because they feel it is immoral or cant because they are not able to, very angry and the outcome will be aggression.

    Either a long discussion about the topic with every country on earth getting an apropriate piece of it or it will end in war.
  6. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    they should add a requirement of first reaching said planet, and installing a permanent life-sustaining environment first, and my next question is who gets the money? and will you pay taxes on said property?
  7. duderock101

    duderock101 Check out my 2 Player Co-op RPG!

    I guess they pay the country that claims it. Which begs the question, how does a country claim a planet. And if the country has claimed the planet it'll be reasonable to suggest they'll pay some sort of fee to that country.
  8. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    And then we will see some more of Boston Tea Parties on the planet.
  9. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    Well, we're living on "Earth" because we were born here not at mars. lol
    So it kind of naturally we buy land and so on in here. hmm no?
  10. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

    I claim mars as mine. Gonna sell pieces of my land for 1000$ an acre. Thats a damn good priece guys, get it now before it becomes more expensive!
  11. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    Uhhh you're allowed to buy a cat. Pretty sure that's intelligent life and technically not slavery. And as to who is allowed to buy it: how about whoever manages to get there first? I mean I don't care if Warren Buffet wants to buy Mars, if I get there first I have dibs.

    And if Accname gets Mars I want Saturn. Selling lots on the asteroid belt: great view, planetfront property. Credit check required, cash only.
  12. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

    So you say the rest of the universe is going to get occupied by china and russia?
  13. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    And SpaceX.
  14. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

    Begin Star Wars.
  15. camelCase

    camelCase The Case of the Mysterious Camel.

    Nobody wants Pluto? =/
    I'll take it!
  16. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    Pluto isn't a planet. Therefore not for sale.
  17. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

    This is communism, in our economy you can buy whatever the fuck you want to buy.
    Wanna buy my children? Hell yeah, $90 a piece, you can pay in rates as well. Welcome to capitalism biatch.
  18. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    Oh yeah, that's right! and It's free and safe from humans. Right?

    Nope!
  19. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    I just said Pluto isn't for sale. GOD HAS SPOKEN!
  20. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    eh? there's no God lol

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