Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
To Boldly Go?
As the government prepares for its latest budget, the NATIONSNAME Space Agency is looking for direction from you. Petitioners have been transported to your office to present their ideas.
I’ve encountered with 4 choices
1. “We should seek out new life and new civilisation,” implores William Kirk, an elderly utopian SF author and astronomer. “There are trillions of stars, and it’s mad to believe Earth alone harbours intelligence. There might be alien green-skinned lovelies, just waiting for contact with a real man. We need telescopes and exploration probes, aimed at the second star to the right, and straight on till morning. Show some enterprise. See what’s out there… That-away.”
2. “They call it a space race, but being first at any cost is not always the point,” suggests reformist politician Patrick Picard, looking suspiciously at five lightbulbs illuminating the room. “Attend to the small details at the CITIZEN Space Agency. Are they assimilating all the men and women needed, in an equal and fair fashion? Sometimes a counsellor can be of as much value as a pilot.” He takes a sip of hot Earl Violet tea. “I may be accused of being overly methodical, but these things matter. Suspend launches for now, and attend to infrastructure. Make it so.”
3. “Space, I regret to say, is a dangerous place,” offers gruff base-commander and part-time gourmet chef Avery Sisko. “It’s not just about science, nor about being an emissary for corporate profits. It’s about security. Near-Earth space is getting crowded, with a multitude of nations seeking absolute dominion. You don’t want the East Lebatuckese to get any further with their space program, do you? Who knows what they’re doing up there with that Sputnak satellite? We need a new kind of space ship, to show our defiance of those agendas. One with guns. Lots of guns.”
4. “Is anyone else here kind of bored?” yells young tearaway William Kirk Jr., revving his motorbike as he rides into your office, in clear contravention of rules and regulations. “We gotta make space exciting again for people, make the old things new again! Not just dry data and lore for tech-geeks, but awesomeness for ordinary people who like explosions, and lens-flared sunsets, and stuff like that. Reboot the Space Agency! Let’s have firework displays, televised low orbit skydiving, and celebrity astronauts with great hair! I dare you to do better!”
5. Dismiss the issue
Option 4. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘All astronauts are hot twenty-something models selected because they have ‘the right stuff’.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index 38.8%
Gilded Widget Scale 2.9%
Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index 0.20%
Safety Net Mesh Density Rating 0.17%
Theresa-Nightingale Rating 0.17%
Societal Mobility Rating 0.17%
Edu-tellignce® Test Score 0.17%
Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index 0.17%
Clooney Contribution Index 0.17%
Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index 0.17%
Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index 0.16%
Human Development Index
Human Development Index 0.07%
Tourists Per Hour 0.06%
And decline in this qualities
Obesity Rate 0.31%
This choice is so nice.