Frequently asked Questions
No. Mars Nation does NOT guarantee any claims of physical Mars land. The land you buy represents a virtual land claim that can be exchanged in the online community. However, we are working together on the common goal that one day (in the far future) Mars Nation becomes a sovereign nation that is able to enforce these virtual rights in reality.
NASA has been dealing with these questions for a long time and that is their answer: “The intangible desire to explore and challenge the boundaries of what we know and where we have been has provided benefits to our society for centuries. Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations.”
Mars Nation is an experiment that aims to unite its participants for a common cause worldwide. Many of the most pressing challenges of our time need global coordination and consensus such as climate change and the rise of artificial intelligence. Mars Nation wants to build an experimental framework that can serve as a test environment for new governance models that are needed for these global coordination games. Mars offers the optimal projection area, because its laws still need to be shaped which allows the creation of ideas for a new order of civilization to run completely free. Furthermore, actual investments in space are very small. Only 0.4% of the national budget of the United States are allocated to NASA.
For the long-term second home for humankind there are three candidates close to Earth. The Moon, Mars, and Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. Currently, no human can survive on Mars without technical aids. But compared to the Moon and Titan, Mars offers many advantages and makes it the most habitable planet in our solar system next to Earth. There is water trapped in the ground, there is enough sunlight to use solar panels and it has an atmosphere that offers protection from cosmic and the Sun's radiation.
Mars Nation is a global coordination experiment that requires trust among people from everywhere in the world. A blockchain offers trust in form of an immutable and transparent ledger that is needed for the property registry and the voting system to work without a centralized authority.