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Matter

Page history last edited by Jamal Wills 13 years, 5 months ago

Matter

 

'Space,' as the term is used here, could be said to be the external habitat of the space colony, when viewing the colony as an organizm. The internal environment, or the anatomy and physiology, is described here as 'Matter.'

 


 

Environment

 

What are the internal conditions of the colony that must be controlled to allow life to persist, whatever the external conditions?

space, gravity, energy, temperature, radiation, food, water, air, light, shelter, etc.

 

Life

 

How do the living and nonliving components of the colony work together?

biosphere, ecosystem, community, population, organism, life support

 

Society

 

The human element is a primary component of the entire system with its own internal structures.

family, education, art, religion, philosophy, science, industry, services, economy, government

 

Lifestyle

 

The technological, social, and living systems support human lifestyles and needs within the colony.

personal, social, emotional, spiritual, physical, mental, organizational, recreational, occupational, educational

 

Technology

 

A special set of technologies may be needed to pull this process off.

software, VR, simulation, AI, a-life, robotics, biotech, nanotech, space tech, etc.

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