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zvelf

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atrimus

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Subj: Re: A brand new world
Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 at 10:03:44 am EDT (Viewed 118 times)
Reply Subj: A brand new world
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 02:41:43 pm EDT (Viewed 179 times)



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    A Q-like being visits you and tells you that in exactly one day, a gamma ray burst will hit Earth and make it completely uninhabitable to life. This being gives you the option (read: you can choose to stay and die) to permanently relocate to any fictional world of your choice: i.e. Middle-Earth, Star Trek Earth, Coruscant, DC's Earth, Marvel's Asgard ... it doesn't matter; you can go to a world where humans are known, or one where we're completely alien and unknown. You can bring any number of family/friends with you, with the caveat that each of you will only and forever be regular humans, and must initially assume a similar social class in the new world as the one you lived on Earth. You can grow in class, assuming this is allowed by said world's society.



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    Assuming that communicating with the new world's inhabitants won't be a barrier, which world would you choose? And why?


Thalassa (a long time before the arrival of the Magellan) from the Arthur C. Clark novel The Songs of Distant Earth:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Songs_of_Distant_Earth

It's basically a utopia. The people are really laid back, they lack the concept of war and monogamy, and there's no religion. I'd bring roughly 50 family and friends.