Before humans settle or even set foot on Mars, engineers and scientists have to solve all sorts of problems, like protecting space travelers from dangerous radiation. This will be immensely difficult, but it shouldn’t overshadow other types of challenges — like the legal and political questions — raised by extraterrestrial colonization.
In an essay published Tuesday in Aeon, Marko Kovic, a consultant and president of a think tank named The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, broke down what he sees as the four most important unanswered questions for the political structures of off-world settlements.
Break it Down
First off, Kovic poses Lees verder