The Future Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian

We have the power to change it

Erasmo Acosta
Predict

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Most dystopias portray a devastated and resource-dilapidated world where people struggle from-cradle-to-grave to get by, often at the mercy of the super-rich or bizarre armed groups.

Our predicaments are rooted in resource scarcity. Yet the inner solar system contains virtually unlimited energy, real estate, and (most important) raw materials enough to sustain a million times our current population.

Every second, the sun generates nearly 500,000 times the energy consumption of all humanity for a whole year. It also contains thousands of times the entire mass of our planet in metals, carbon, silicon, nitrogen, and many other elements crucial to our civilization.

The day will come when not even the threat of “mutual assured destruction” will be sufficient to prevent Armageddon

Artist conception of the first permanent space settlement. Image Credit: Katie Lane (Full distribution rights reserved by Erasmo Acosta)

A rocky start

The first steps to access resources in the high frontier are the hardest because we lack space-bound infrastructure. Even with rocket launch costs racing down…

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Erasmo Acosta
Predict

Casualty of Corporate America. Sci-fi writer. Science Junkie. Learn about my dystopian novel K3+ at https://erasmixbooks.blogspot.com