clapping as there is more flash photography.
“I’m going to take the time to answer any of your questions in just a moment, but first I want you to realize that this isn’t the choice of just some government organization or some big scientific corporation. Yes, we’ve done all the work. We would love to make it possible. The final say goes to you. We will be having a national poll for you to make a vote and we will provide a number for you to call at the end of this presentation. It’s just like voting for a president during an election. You must be eighteen to take part in this decision process.” I say after the audience stops clapping. I’m smiling now, a big smile, because it seems to me that everyone here likes these ideas. The world needs something that will make everyone work together. In fact, I should remind my fellow man of that now.
“We’ve come so very far. Wouldn’t it make you a little upset if we gave up now? The money that would help us all grow economically and the new source of land, ore, and natural gas would be very promising and bring us to a golden age. A time where all of our progress would show its pay off. This is the time that science should guide us to a purpose filled path. This is the time where every nation should be ready for the next big step where every man and woman can partake in helping our race as a whole despite race, gender, age, religious belief, social structure, income, or geographical location because this will effect everyone positively. We’ve been prospecting the net worth of having more land ever since we could walk upright. Why should we stop here on Earth? I am sure you all have many questions so I will answer them to the best of my ability for the next twenty-minutes,” I say over the microphone and the crowd busts into a loud clamor. Cameras flash faster as people begin to take turns shouting questions.
“One at a time please,” I say and smile.
“How much money does One Forever and NASA need to raise for this project and why should tax payers want to invest in something so huge as this when the money could go to the red cross or other not for profit organizations?” A female reporter from C-Span asks.
“We have a ten year plan that will allow us to make all the money back and return to investors ten fold whatever they put in the pot. We understand the world is in dire need of higher cash flow and we can guarantee this can help. If we can project ourselves further and colonize Mars, we can offset Uncle Sam’s bills. Before I give a number, however, we must know the level of interest everyone has. In other words, the amount of money depends on the amount of people who want to work for this goal. It wouldn’t be very smart to give an amount before doing the math,” I answer. “Just keep in mind that this must be a world wide effort. This isn’t something One Forever, NASA, or America itself should keep to itself. This is about humanity’s next renaissance.”
“Once we have so many arrive on a barren planet, what are they going to do there? What on Mars is so valuable? Can we really colonize on such a place?” A reporter from The American Broadcasting company asks.
“About fifteen years ago during the Mars Rover mission, NASA found water on this planet. The only thing that it would take to colonize mars are biodomes, water treatment, a bit of revolutionized indoor farming, and time. We can build factories with most of the materials found on mars. There is definitely plenty of iron on the rocks. The terra form is very much like earth’s as far as it’s deeper crust so we suspect we could find gold, diamonds, and other precious stones and metals.” I explain.
“How would this help us combat overpopulation if it costs so much to send people there? What benefits would it give people who would decide to move to Mars?” A Floridian house