Jordan Harbinger & Zach Weinersmith , The Jordan Harbinger Show

944: Zach Weinersmith | Out-of-This-World Hurdles to Colonizing Mars

23 Jan 2024 • 87 min • EN
87 min
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What hurdles must humanity face before it can inhabit the final frontier? A City on Mars co-author Zach Weinersmith is here to ground us with the facts. What We Discuss with Zach Weinersmith: How tethered to reality are Elon Musk's grand plans for the human colonization of Mars? Shouldn't we focus on ensuring the sustainability of our current world before investing in centuries-long efforts to squeeze life out of a dead planet? With current technology, how well can human bodies be protected against prolonged exposure to radiation, extreme temperature fluctuation, and lesser gravity on the Red Planet and the Lunar surface? The economics of farming, mining, and extracting resources in space. The political, legal, and ethical considerations of space colonization. If now's not the most prudent time to hurl our species into the cold, uncaring void, then when? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!

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