This site is a blackboard for sketching, drafting, writing and exchanging ideas about the near future of space habitation. It focuses on the emerging orbital settlements - manned or not - and is interested in forecasting their eventual srawl in relation to the global super urbanization. It is clear that the process has started already driven by the technological advancements, and it will be fueled further by the demographic growth and increased burden on the planet. The site welcomes everyone who is interested in imagining the ultimate megabuilding-megacity - The Spacescraper - as a dream or as a nightmare.


Time is a big issue for the Spacescraper community. Conventional calendar based on Earth’s revolutions is not working here. The Spacescraper makes a full revolution around the globe every 90 minutes. This means 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every “day”. And of course - 16 crossings of the date change line per 24 hours. Terms as day, week, month, noon, midnight instantly become obsolete. A new smarter way of measuring time will be needed indeed. Perhaps something like the proposed “Internet time” that uses “beats” instead of “seconds” and has no time zones will work better. Of course it will be also strongly opposed and probably rejected. Measuring life in beats sounds scary to our folks. Years sound much better. Even if they represent the same time span.

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