The Earth is in trouble and even after molecular manufacturing becomes commonplace, not all of the damage we’ve done to it will be erased. Therefore, inspired by VHEMT, I’ve decided form my own organization: The Voluntary Earth Evacuation Movement (VEEM). The aims of VEEM are as follows, in the intrest of saving, or at least partially restoring, the ecosystem that proceeded homo sapiens, I resolve to:
- Support any technology that radically alters human biology (To drastically reduce terraforming costs.) and lowers the cost of space travel (Getting from surface to orbit should be as cheap as possible.).
- Publicly repeat that it is in the best interests of the natural world if all human life evacuates this planet as fast as possible.
- Repeat that this evacuation must be voluntary. Perhaps a process akin to the mass migration from rural to urban life that occurs whenever a country begins to industrialize may occur. People go where there is money to be made. If most of the economic activity is in space, people will move there.
- Repeat that no one should be forced to remain or leave the Earth’s surface, however all those who choose to remain must be subject to strict technology caps. Living on the Earth is a luxury, not a right.