Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Like to Live on Mars? Apply to be Virgle Pioneer

Are you adventurous? Interested in the ethical implications of contacting alien life? Or ethics of terraform? And do you have an advanced degree in science? And don't mind being in close quarters with others for an extended period of time? You might be interested to see the plans by Richard Branson (of Virgin) and the founders of Google and want to apply to be a Virgle Pioneer -- one of the first space colonists on Mars.

Take the quiz here, see if you qualify, and if you get past the first part, you can submit a YouTube video explaining why you'd qualify to be a Virgle Pioneer. (I wonder if they need any bioethicists?)

[Editor's note, added April 9, 2008 -- Apparently, this was an April Fool's Joke (Doh!) -- Anyway, they got me good! - No one ever said that bioethicists weren't gullible.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Umm, this was an April Fools Day joke...