Atoms X Bits
The world needs to prepare for the eventual human’s inhabitation of other planetary bodies. Atoms X Bits presents a framework that illustrates how the effective collaboration between humans and Artificial General IntelligenceI will be key in realizing multiplanetary inhabitation. With NASA Artemis 3 underway, Atoms X Bits investigates humankind involvement in space travel and posits the need for us to prepare for a potential mass adoption of multiplanetary inhabitation projected 50 years in the future.
Under this scenario, this architectural thesis investigates the possible role of an international spaceopolis hub, Space Acclimatization and Training Facility (SATF) in Singapore as part of an international alliance to advance space travel and exploration. SATF provides training grounds for humans to collaborate with AGI in controlled environments replicating the conditions on planetary bodies.
Secondly, as part of SATF, the SATF Community Ecosystem provides for a purposely community of people with a diverse range of skill sets to contribute to the body of knowledge. Equally crucial are the family members and friends which are stakeholders as well, fostering a cohesive environment inspired by space travel.
The thesis postulates possible spatial relationships between human-to-human and human-to-AGI in the future, projecting a community ecosystem that exists in symbiosis with SATF.
Leveraging on the rising demand of space travel, this thesis posits an alliance among advanced cities through a global network of space training hubs. Informed by extensive research and insights of current space programmes and trends, the investigation focused on how core human values could be safeguarded when Earth’s inhabitants become a multi-planetary species. The architecture explores constructional and programmatic strategies illustrated through an exuberant design that engenders a close relationship between space hub users and the embedded community. Intrinsic to our nascent understanding of the impact of space travel, a deep engagement with future technology is celebrated in this delightful project.
- Assoc. Prof. Fung John Chye
Chin Wen Xuan
Chin Wen Xuan