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22 October 2007 @ 05:05 pm
Who Evacuated?  
So, we see people evacuating at the start. Does that mean that all the people in the drifter colonies were rich people back on earth?
Revision Yanglord_maahes on October 22nd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
I think it all depended. More likely were the top two percent of wealthy for probably funding the exodus. Also, you would have as many scientists, engineers, health professionals, sanitation workers (yes, really), and their families as possible. Now, there were more than likely already several people who had freaked out at even the prospect of trouble weeks before and fled. Also, any colonist or anyone out on business to another system would have gotten away.

But now Earth is gone, so everyone out there is, for the most part, bankrupt in the eyes of the other races. Student visas to other planets pop because you place of origin is no longer valid as a return destination. Those who were out there helping with projects or research or negotiating for their governments or bosses are kicked to the wayside when those things become floaty bits of debris. Tourists and the like suddenly have no credit and their cash is worthless unless they had exchanged it for local money prior to this since the place with the minerals to back up the money is so much molten iron and floaty rock. So everyone is going to try to flock together and pull things back. At least, that's what I would think.
Revision Yanglord_maahes on October 22nd, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry, second to last sentence may not make much sense. Basically, I was trying to say that they would group together to untie resources. Bleh, I just woke up.
unspecified user: Titan A.E.tigrin on October 23rd, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Never thought about it, but lord_maahes's ideas make a lot of sense. I imagine, as with any "disaster movie" scenario, that there's like a priority system... so I imagine rather important people, and space for artifacts, were given priority... not to mention there's probably the issue of distance, and just how many ports there were evacuating people. I imagine if you didn't have much money, you wouldn't have been able to make it to a port in the first place, much less get on a ship. I also imagine, as with any panic, there were a lot of people freaking out over trying to get their family together, or trying to bring as much of their belongings with them as they could... I imagine all the STUFF alone would have caused a lot of problems with how many people got out. I'm sure even if people managed to get on a ship, they got on with absolutely nothing but their lives.

any way you hack it, I always imagine it to be like some sort of epic Titanic disaster, where there wasn't enough time or resources to get everyone out once a warning was issued.

interesting topic, thanks! :)