Tired Of The Earth? You Can Now Become A Citizen Of 'Space Kingdom'
Are you fed with the earth and tired of waiting for Christ’s coming down again to redeem mankind? Well, there is a solution for you. You can escape the earth’s madness – by living and becoming a citizen of Asgardia - a Space Kingdom – and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon.
Reuters reports that Asgardia was founded just 20 months ago, and it already has about 200,000 citizens, a constitution and an elected parliament. It has a leader, Igor Ashurbeyli, who was inaugurated yesterday, (Monday).
It also has grandiose ambitions. It wants to build up a population of 150 million within 10 years. It plans to set up “space arks” with artificial gravity in outer space where humans could live permanently.
“This day will certainly be recorded in the annals of the greatest events in the history of humankind,” Ashurbeyli said in his inaugural speech to an audience of several hundred in the Hofburg, Vienna’s former imperial palace.
“We have thus established all branches of government. I can therefore declare with confidence that Asgardia – the first space nation of the united humankind – has been born,” said Ashurbeyli, a Russian engineer, computer scientist and businessman.
Asgardia - named after Asgard, a world in the sky in Norse mythology - says its citizens now live in more than 200 countries, outnumbering the United Nations’ 193-member states. Becoming a citizen online is free.
It wants to attract the 2% of the world’s population that is “most creative”. Asked how that was working out so far, Ashurbeyli said, “Citizenship selection will continue. It might even involve IQ tests.”
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