Ladies! Gentlemen! Hermaphrodites! Non-gendered entities! Anyone I might be forgetting! You are jamming the bandwidth with your friend; the one, the only, your chimeric pal on the information waves; Axel!
Now, in my fine little sector of space aboard this fine vessel, in my thinking time, I've run across a question that's been bugging me: Why should we reclaim Earth?
Before we go any further, lasers and germs, I'm no reclaimer. Earth can stay a blasted wasteland, for all I care; I've got plans to live out the next few centuries doing things other than sitting around and waiting for the TITAN nanoswarms down there to be killed off. However, the sentimentality does get to me now and then, and I indulge in the odd XP of Earth before the Fall, so I can figure why some people might be interested in that sort of thing.
The problem is, as much as I can understand reclaiming Earth, there's a lot more reasons why to do it than planets. Some people want to do it to restore Earth to its "natural beauty", while others want to give transhumanity back its home. A lot of my Uplift friends want to return to the homes of their ancestors. Some want to return and minimize any impact we have, which I can respect. Others want to do it as a symbolic middle finger to the TITANs. Some even want to reshape Earth into a huge art project; Earth 2.0.
Point is, there's a lot of opinions, not all of which align very well.
So, my listeners, my readers, my friends, what's your voice? Why should we reclaim Earth? Should we stay away from it? Should we coat it in whipped cream? The information waves are open, friends.
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