Listen Now: A Space Kingdom
Fed up with life here on earth; head for the stars.
Asgardia is a nation that was founded just twenty months ago and now has about two hundred thousand citizens, a constitution and as of earlier this week an elected leader. The plan is to build a population of 150 million people in the next ten years.
Then it will set up space arks with artificial gravity in outer space where its population could permanently live. The new nation’s leader is a russian engineer, computer scientist and businessman. He says becoming a citizen online is free, but there is a selection process. He says they want to attract the 2% of the world’s population that is the most creative and at some point the selection process could include an IQ test.
The goal is to use satellites to provide internet access for the nation in the next five to seven years. The space arks will be operating in ten to fifteen years and the end goal is to settle on the moon and form a space kingdom.
Live long and prosper.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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