Plea for reverse expansionism

Let’s imagine for a moment that we only fly to Mars for ‘flying back’ to Earth. Mars as a true large-scale pilot and focus point for exploring romantic ideas of space, existence and nirvana. Going for reverse expansionism – mastery of difficulties and the unexpected, creating an alternate version of humanity and re-import to Earth.


Mars as a field of experimentation under extreme conditions, not as a defenseless mining field and polluted area to the extreme. Mars as a ‘terrain’ where cultures prevail, but not nations. Mars where growing does not mean more at the outside, but richer and experienced at the inside.