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Space Law and space settlement
Great stuff, Adam! I strikes me as a real shame that the OST is there getting in the way of space development. I know the intent was to avoid war in space, but I have the feeling it will only delay it — it's a bit ridiculous to think that a thousand years from now, when the number of people living off Earth far outnumbers those living on it, nobody will be able to own the land their house is on (or, as you point out, refuse entry to any neighbor who demands it).

So, lacking any legal framework for property ownership, property ownership will be settled by non-legal means.

It would be so much better, both in terms of peaceful coexistence and in terms of encouraging investment, if we had a legal path to property ownership now, instead of settling it with guns later.

Joe Strout
Lead Developer, High Frontier


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RE: Space Law and space settlement - JoeStrout - 08-11-2016, 03:00 PM

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