Colonizing your own planet/establishing your utopia
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06-05-2012, 10:26 PM
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Location: Miami, Florida
Re: Colonizing your own planet/establishing your utopia
If I were in charge, I would establish one city, of 1,000 people, and let another 1,000 create their own settlements elsewhere.
The first city, despite having a very small population, would be entirely urban. Every citizen would get their own home, initially a somewhat plain boxy house that could be added onto later. Each of the 1,000 people would have a job that they must work. Jobs would be determined by education and training, both of which would be free. There would be about 100 people involved in administration and maintenance and 50 in education. These 150 people would include politicians, clerks, construction workers, and even crossing guards. Another 50 would be medical and therapeutic employees which would keep the city healthy and fit for work. Finally, 25 more would be involved in law enforcement.
The final 775 people would be able to do what they please. They could open shops, start businesses, be entertainers, or make their living in other ways. Farmers would certainly be needed to supply food, and lots of minerals would have to be extracted for building.
Legally, the city would be a socialist democracy. Taxes would be high, but not problematic. The government would ensure that all people live quite equally. There would certainly be free enterprise, but the power of corporations, if they would arise, would be checked by the government. Because all citizens would be skilled, they would be all required to once a year give a small presentation or instruction seminary to teach their skills to children and young adults. For a monetary allowance, they could give multiple courses throughout the year.
Outside of the city, life would be completely different. The only laws would be against basic crimes such as murder, grand theft, kidnapping, and other offenses. The original 1,000 nomadic settlers would be split up into two parties of one hundred, six parties of fifty, and ten parties of ten people. The remaining 200 settlers would be solitary explorers. These people would put down roots in a new world by setting up farming communities, mapping the world around them, researching and cataloguing the alien life around them, and finding areas perfect for settlement in the future.
The first major city would be the capitol. If after five years it still stands, then several more ships would be requested, until there are ten or more cities on the planet, all of about 1,000 people. These cities could be private ventures or government projects (like the capitol), all culturally distinct. Maybe a colony could be set up for followers of one particular religion or philosophy. However, freedom of religion and speech, as well as many other human rights, would be always allowed, in any city. To ensure this, each city built after the capitol would be given a small allotment of soldiers and government agents, for defense, regulation, and safety.
There would be a government office in every town of more than one hundred people. Because fertility would be very strongly encouraged (most of the second-wave colonists would be families, young couples, or people willing to donate sex cells), natural population increase would happen pretty quickly. If at year zero of colonization the population was 2000, it would hopefully be 100,000 in year twenty of colonization.
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