Asgardia is electing its mayors, and today we are continuing our series of interviews with the election participants. We will talk with the different candidates for mayor from different countries around the world. We do not specifically select candidates to be interviewed; any candidate who would like to tell about themselves and their campaign to the entire nation of Asgardia has now this opportunity.
Contact us via email at email@example.com, with the subject line "interview" and your interview can be the next one.
Today we glad to introduce to you Ms.Rachel Edler - the candidate for Asgardia’s mayor from San-Francisco, USA.
-Tell us about yourself; who you are; why did you become a resident of Asgardia?
- I am a graphic designer and art director living in Northern California. I believe that humanity has the potential to do amazing things, and we need to start exploring our universe and creating new technology that will allow us to survive off world. I think Asgardia's Constitution and goals will help humanity achieve greatness among the stars and ensure a bright future for everyone. I am honored to be part of something so important to the future of our species.
- Why have you decided to run for the position of mayor?
- I have been involved in the transhumanist community for many years now and I feel that the transhumanist goals of advancing technology so that we can live better, longer lives align with the goals of Asgardia. I have a great opportunity to spread the message of the Asgardian nation to those in the North Bay Area.
- What contributions do you hope to make to your local community during your term as mayor?
- The San Francisco Bay area is home to a diverse group of creative and idea driven people. My goal is to get people excited about our future and to look forward to what humanity can and will achieve. As mayor, I will continue to grow the population of Asgardia and help come up with ideas that will benefit our community. With the help of local businesses including the growing tech companies in the area, Asgardia will be a great inspiration for new technology and space initiatives.
- What problems are Asgardians in your district(city) facing and what would you do to help?
- The population of the San Francisco Bay Area is currently struggling with a housing crisis. We need to come up with better solutions for living and that will require involvement of the whole community. It may take some creative ideas from future minded citizens to help solve this problem.
- What do you think are the most interesting projects that could be realised in the future by the space nation Asgardia?
- I believe we are approaching an era of renewed interest and excitement about space. We need to make scientific knowledge and resources available to everyone. If people know then can be more involved in space exploration it will inspire them to become part creating a better future for us all.