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03-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Green Blob View Post
Yea the pay checks, im sure they have some great Malls on Mars to spend it on.

Years of training to be locked away on Mars never to see your family again or enjoy the outdoors.

Jail = Locked away, dont see friends/family, no freedom to do what you want go where you want.
Mars Space Station = Locked in a pod, dont see friends/family, no freedom to do what you want or go where you want.

Difference is at least one of those you will be free at some point to see friends/family again..(assuming your not in for life)
Your also assuming that you will never see friends and family again. If this is the start of a colony, there very well could be couples going together, the creation of families. Also after 8 years of training, these people are likely going to be friends as they will not want to send individuals with huge conflicts off on this mission.

Mars will have to be explored, so I don't see how they will be locked in a pod. They will likely be able to come and go as they please, or as their work requires. Sure it's not the same as being on Earth but it is really a false or incomplete analogy to compare it to being in jail.

A person does not decide to go to jail, they will decide to go on this mission.

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