Space Law and Science Fiction Literature
Saskia Vermeylen |
• May 2018
New technological and scientific developments, together with increased privatisation and commercialisation of space activities, put pressure to reform current international space law. As future activities in space may include space settlements, resource mining and space tourism, a radical vision on how to govern space resources is needed. Utopian literature can play a key role in the consideration of alternative governance regimes. This talk explores science fiction literature as a source of legal imagination and speculative jurisprudence with the main aim to develop new space law that can guide a more ethical relationship between law and technology in future space endeavours.