Poll Who Owns a Solar System?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by ZapBrannigan, Jan 19, 2019.

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Who owns the mineral rights to untouched, uninhabited outer planets?

  1. Natives of the inner solar system, no matter how primitive.

    17 vote(s)
    70.8%
  2. Starfaring people who risk all to create a productive business on lifeless outer planets.

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What I'm saying is, that they would most likely blast us into oblivion just for the fun of it.
     
  2. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, I understood what you meant. What *I* meant was that if they can get here, they've defeated some mighty large challenges, including some that we haven't, and maybe mental health and enlightened self-interest are among those. We can't judge what they would do by what we might do.
     
  3. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ...But "for the fun of it" is likely to play a major role anyway, because that's the short definition of sentience.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  4. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It would be Humans, right after one of us sneezes on them.