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Bendigo Piano Bar

BENDIGO: We need a space Government

Is it time for someone to watch over space?

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BENDIGO: We need a space Government
BENDIGO: We need a space Government

Time & Location

18 Apr 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bendigo Piano Bar , 264 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

About the event

We're off to Bendigo to see what its all about!!

This round's topic: We need a Space Government 

Space is the final frontier; an endless expanse of nothingness, possibly the last remaining place you can go to avoid Taylor Swift.

Or that was the case, until fairly recently. There are now over 9000 satellites fanging around the earth; two space stations, and now, horrifyingly, space tourists. How are you supposed to marvel at the incredible majesty of space when there’s a space contiki tour doing their ‘9 planets in 9 days’ pub crawl nearby? What if they’re the first humans to make first contact?

As space starts to fill up; do we need someone to manage it all? Accidents in space could have catastrophic consequences; collisions causing a series of dominoes-effect events with projectiles shooting destroying other precious equipment or levelling a space McDonald’s. Surely at the very least we need someone to manage a doodle poll for scheduling, so we can roster who’s booked the lunar golf range.

Or would a space government be just another layer of bureaucracy? A way of preserving the political pecking order of countries on Earth? Another dampener on scientific innovation, freedom, and creativity? Just another opportunity to tax hapless citizens with the GST (A Goods in Space Tax).

Either way, it seems like the perfect opportunity to finally send politicians into orbit.

Come to the Bendigo Piano Bar for a drink and a meal and help 6 scientists and comedians decide whether or not space is the place (for regulation).

Doors open 6.30 - debate kicks off 7ish

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