Could the metaverse replace Mars?

World population by country in 2018. Each square represents 500,000 people. Source: Our World in Data
Land reclaimed by the Netherlands since the 13th century.
Worldwide population density. Source: Our World in Data.

Space science

Space Race USSR propaganda

Where if there was no need to expand across the universe?

  • If public administrations were only allowed to carry out their procedures through virtual portals, we could dispense with a multitude of administrative buildings such as town halls or tax offices.
  • If doctors could perform their diagnoses via VR with the patient at home, there would be no need for so many hospitals and primary care centres.
  • If young people could study from home using Zoom and AR tools, schools, colleges and universities could be replaced.
  • If all purchases were made through digital channels, there would be no need for stores or shopping malls.
  • If remote work were fully implemented in society, office buildings could be replaced and transformed into huge residential houses.

Is this the world we want to live in?

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Juan Otálora

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IT Engineer. I’m interested in complex systems, economy, history and (of course) tech.

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