In a wide expanse of space, where nobody can hear you screech, even where earthly laws not applicable, Elon Musk believes.
The Founder of Tesla and SpaceX, the tech mogul who has described ‘colonizing Mars’ many times, now wants to make his own laws on Mars.
As per a report of The Independent, SpaceX will not be acknowledging any international law on the red planet and will instead follow a set of “self-governing principles” that will be laid down during the Martian settlement.
All Martian settlement will be dealt with using “self-governing principles”, Musk said in a document that lists Terms of Service of its Starlink internet project, declaring himself the governing entity in space. Further, the rocket company’s satellite-based internet service, Starlink suggests that it will not recognize the land-based international law that governs Earth on the red planet.
Elon Musk seems to have very subtly slipped in a clause into the terms of agreement of Starlink satellite broadband services that SpaceX will make its own set of rules on Mars.
The Starlink terms of the agreement read: “For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship, or other colonization spacecraft, the parties acknowledge Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities. Accordingly, disputes will be settled through self-governing principles, established in good faith, at the time of Martian settlement.”
“This future colony created by SpaceX would likely use constellations of Starlink satellites orbiting the planet to provide internet connection.” The Independent report also added.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has already launched more than 800 satellites with a view to offering broadband internet worldwide. The Declaration of the Rights and Responsibilities of Humanity in the World, however, indicates that space would be “considered free, by all, for all, and to all.”