Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 16:02 UTC

Theme of the Day 27 JUL 2018  

Discuss here your thoughts on this Theme of the Day!

https://asgardia.space/en/news/What-can-we-cure-and-what-ailments-will-we%20face-in-space

What can we cure and what ailments will we face in space? Let's discuss!

  Last edited by:  Rebekah Berg (Asgardian, Lead Admin)  on Lib 10, 02 / Aug 22, 18 16:57 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 16:37 UTC

Some things that should be normal in everyday routine could be decontamination and injections as prevention and quarantine for contagious diseases and viruses.

Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 16:57 UTC

With our knowledge about vitamins and minerals we could adapt our menu for example to more bone-growth, stable blood-pressure, and other things.


  Last edited by:  Dirk Baeyens (Asgardian)  on Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 17:02 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 16:59 UTC

To simulate somewhat the gravity we could make use of magnet patches that can be attached to certain connection points in the environment.

Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 17:01 UTC

We also need to think about radiation, what is needed and what is bad. This could then be regulated true reflection, filtering, absorbing and other ways.

  Last edited by:  Dirk Baeyens (Asgardian)  on Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 17:02 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Vir 12, 02 / Jul 27, 18 20:35 UTC

For me most impotant question is what we will meet in space? What kind of unknown viruses and  and other microorganisms. And what we must do then ?

Vir 13, 02 / Jul 28, 18 05:51 UTC

Yes keeping a close eye for mutations of bacteria and viruses will always be important. We are responsible for taking them outside the earths atmosphere and gravity.


Vir 13, 02 / Jul 28, 18 12:08 UTC

When things start happening regarding Asgardia's ability to put it's first habitats and Asgardian citizens in space, the first thing that needs to become operational is a sophisticated laboratory that monitors virus and bacteria mutations that could affect life of the space inhabitants and life on Earth as well. Apart from monitoring this lab would also work on prevention and containment of outbreaks, i.e. invent vaccines and establish quarantine protocols. 


As for surgeries, at first we will not have enough people and infrastructure up there to be able to have all the specialists required to respond to every possible emergency. That's were technologies such as remote surgery (already exists) will help. Surgeons residing and working on Earth will be able to perform surgeries on patients in LEO.


One other thing that would be very helpful to people living in space would be larger tolerance of radiation. I don't know when or if this will be possible, but if we can do this through genetics it would be great.


Finally, while we do know of the negative effects of zero gravity on the human organism, we do not know what kind of effects low gravity would have on our bodies, although if we take the zero gravity effects as an indicator, they're probably not going to be good. That's why I think we should not make Moon, Mars or colonies on other bodies. 


Instead we should focus on spinning space stations like the one in the movie Elysium in the orbits of these celestial bodies. We would still have industry on them (planets/moons) but we would not live there. Most of the work on these industrial sites (mines, refineries etc.) would be done by automated machines (drones, robots etc.). Human intervention would be mostly done by remotely controlling these machines, or even robotic humanoid avatars, when needed. Very rarely would we have to physically go to the surface to do some work.


And this is not just my conclusion and opinion. Apparently scientists looked into this decades ago and came to the same conclusion, that space platforms are the best way to colonize the solar system, while exploiting resources from the celestial bodies. For more on this look up a TEDx talk titled "How and Where to Colonize Space" by Joe Strout.

  Last edited by:  Aleksandar Neshkovski (Asgardian)  on Vir 13, 02 / Jul 28, 18 18:24 UTC, Total number of edits: 4 times