Beyond Earth, I envision a utopian future powered by innovations in technology that will enrich our lives in ways we didn’t think possible. That said, I wonder how civilisation will adapt to prevent future planets colonised from experiencing the effects of Climate Change seen here on Earth today.
In my opinion, some of the biggest factors contributing to Climate Change include:
- Consumerism leading to a waste and pollution epidemic
- Energy demands outstripping supply for an always-on planet
- Over-reliance on fossil fuels to meet the world’s energy demands
- Rapidly growing population with only a finite global land mass to accommodate it. According to worldometers the population today is 7.7 billion and latest projections indicate this will reach 10 billion by 2057
With minor step-changes being made to path-correct, together with a need for a coherent, global, top-down and bottom-up approach in addressing the situation, is it possible to recalibrate the world’s natural eco system and protect it for future generations to come?
I am a strong believer that our quest for advancements in technology and innovation can be used here to help drive positive change for a more sustainable planet.
The Clock Is Ticking
According to an article posted by The United Nations from a General Assembly high-level meeting that took place in March 2019 on the protection of the global climate for current and future generations, we have approximately eleven years remaining to path-correct to help protect Earth’s natural habitat for future generations to come.
Fast Forward 40 Years
It’s 2059 and we have succeeded in creating a sustainable Earth, albeit with some significant changes to the way we live our lives. Global controls are in place that have helped slow the pace of Consumerism. The global temperature is also reducing and the area of Perennial Ice in the Artic Sea is increasing. The population continues to grow but finite land mass has resulted in the development of large underwater cities across our Oceans.
The need to become a multi-planetary species has extended beyond the need to preserve life of the Human race back in the 2010s, as awareness of Global Climate Change became mainstream.
Mitigating Risks Beyond Earth
To mitigate the risks of overpopulation, it was important to ensure that our civilisation could continue to grow and advance beyond Earth. By doing so, it helped also to reduce the burden on the planet’s natural resources.
We have managed to colonise both Mars and the Moon, as well as having discovered friendly life beyond Earth thanks to an initial mission by the Europa Clipper that commenced back in 2025!
Life On Mars
Life on Mars now has a population of around 250,000 inhabitants living under the planets’ surface, with a brand new communications network powered by new elements discovered on Mars, not previously classified in the Period Table of Elements.
Realtime data transfer and processing occurs with zero latency resulting in mind-blowing speeds. Together with advancements in Biomechanics, we are equipped with the ability to communicate telepathically, thereby making mobile devices once used on Earth, a thing of the past. In fact they are housed as part of a collection in the Museum of the 4th Industrial Revolution back on Earth, in an underwater city deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
Telepathic engagement has changed the way people engage with each other. Whether it be socially, in the workplace, in commerce, or with other services, they now have instant ways to connect.
The Intergalactic Border Control (IBC) replaced the International Space Station (ISS) back in the 2030s. SpaceX and Virgin Galactic merged to become ‘SpaceVirgin’. It established base stations on Earth, Mars, and the moon. A connected fleet of SpaceV autonomous drone ships powered by a sustainable energy source operate from each base station. They serve the roles of providing:
- Inter-planetary transportation
- Multi-planetary Environment monitoring powered by NASA
- Multi-planetary Defence network to protect from unfriendly life forms
- Interconnected planetary zero latency comms
Enabling 2 Million Affordable Homes on Mars by 2064
Recognising the need for enabling affordable underground homes on Mars for a population that was forecasted to rapidly grow to two million by 2064, IKEA was the first home living brand authorised by the Intergalactic Space Council (ISC) to establish a physical presence beyond Earth on Mars.
IKEA’s mission here was to commence the building and furnishing of sustainable, affordable underground homes. The contract was won off the back of the huge success achieved in bringing affordable homes to the masses on a Global scale back on Earth, which first started back in 2019 with an initial small-scale rollout in the United Kingdom.
With this, construction of the IKEA BoKlok factory commenced shortly after SpaceVirgin and NASA established the initial colony there. This was driven by an initiative led by the ISC to help reduce the population overload that still exists on Earth.
How Will Your Business Change Beyond Earth?
As and when we begin to experience the life changes from a Space Evolution, will the services of your business still be relevant, will they need to be reinvented, or will they cease to exist? As our lives continue to be impacted by significant change from each industrial revolution, our priorities and needs will also change, rendering many services of today redundant as new technologies come into play.
Will Digital Advertising Still Be Relevant?
If Mobile Devices are not used on Mars, how will your business service consumers once it reaches a volume of critical audience mass? Will Digital Advertising still be relevant thanks to a new wave of Space enabled Consumerism, or will it become a thing of the past?
Planning For The Future
As the world continues to experience an ecological transformation, and with a Space Evolution in the distant horizon, how is your business planning for the future? Is it enough in this day and age to have a plan that only looks ahead to the next five to ten years? As a civilisation, we are continuing to push the boundaries in space exploration. It will open the door to many new services, jobs and innovative ways to both connect with, and improve the lives of audiences Beyond Earth!
Where do you see your business in the next forty years?
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