Living in Space

Monday, 05 July 2010   |   Creative Thinking

In the not too distant future it is conceivable that we will have colonies living in space.  This is very exciting but at the same time presents some interesting problems.  One in particular is that of control.  Who will own the colonies and how will they be managed considering that these may very well be put in space by corporations and not by governments?  Will they be free to make their own rules and laws,  and enforce them as they see fit?  What about protection?  Our history if fraught with invasions and wars.  Will space colonies face similar threats?

Can you think of any other problems the colonies may face?