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Altruism, in principle, is selfless action for the well-being of others. Altruism may help us achieve our space exploration goals. Space agencies like NASA, SpaceX, and ESA are funding new projects to commercialize asteroids, the Moon, and Mars. These projects could deliver economic as well as scientific benefits to space corporations. Such scientific gains could help humans to boost their existing knowledge before turning them into an interplanetary species. Interplanetary species are those species that can travel and settle between planets.
For such an interplanetary species, Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra says in his paper “Can Deep Altruism Sustain Space Settlement?,” a new code of ethics needs to be developed among them. The initiative of commercializing the Moon, Mars, or any other space settlement can only benefit humanity if there is continuous collaboration and communication of values between generations.
One way of preserving & communicating values between generations is a time capsule. A time capsule is used to preserve and protect values, culture, and information from a particular period of time and then communicate it to future generations. An example of the time capsule is Century Safe from 1876. It stored items like the golden pen, inkstand, collection of American signatures, and snapshots of …
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