I donned my mad genius scientist hat again today. I decided “screw the government & private industry, I’m going to Mars.”
I built myself a clever little spaceship, packed with supplies & Konstrukt-O-Bots. Got to Mars, built a huge dome under which I’ve got gardens, trees, fish ponds, rivers etc going great. I’m self sufficient. Feeling ambitious, I set about terraforming the planet, building greenhouse gas producing factories, etc.
One day I’m sitting in my lawnchair gazing at the Martian sunset, feeling a bit nostalgic & lonely & decide to send Earth an invitation to visit.
Should I be worried? Lets assume that besides my however ridiculous-it-is fantasy, everything else is exactly as it is today. Would people come? I’m thinking of course they would.
Who? Would they be pissed off? (That fucker’s terraforming the planet without our permission!) Packing weapons? Would they want to take it all from me? Or come peacefully in appreciation that I’ve already done the hard part for them? Would I be in trouble with the “law?” Whose law?
BTW, there were indeed some ancient little microbes still living here in a few spots. They didn’t manage to give me more than the flu for a few days & now it appears they’re all dying out. So solly!