Mar 10, 2016

White House turns to science fiction for space colonization ideas

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Life often imitates art, and the White House is hoping that theory can prevail when it extends to space travel.

As Gizmodo reports, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology brought together scientists, engineers, artists and policymakers as part of a workshop a few weeks ago to talk about what space colonization will look like and what it will mean for humanity. It was basically a “big idea” summit, with an interesting mix of perspectives imagining what a future in the stars might look like.

The summit was broken into several categories:

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