I'm pretty much in love with terrariums and mini ecosystems! They are lush, self-sufficient, and potentially aware of the outside world. One day I was dreaming about starting a terrarium farm and the reoccurring thought that I wish I could shrink down, small enough to fit inside and explore these mini worlds crept into Brain's conversation. And then Brain said space... space... space?! Space... travel... ecosystems... traveling through space! I'd love to float through the universe in space ecosystems! Why settle another planet when we could build our own!
Each pod is connected, by poly systems, to an inhabitable man-made sphere shaped. The hub acts as a core station that connects people to the pods... like an airport. The poly systems allow pods connected to the Hub to adjust distance from the Hub for climate control. The poly doubles as an elevator shaft as well. The Pod glass is very thick and polarized with an ability to reflect heat.
Tentacles on the underside of the pod are designed to collect minerals and gasses passing by or from nearby celestial bodies. They are also fitted with thrusters for smooth precision sailing through space. Most people live in community pods, but the wealthier people have their own custom pods that they like to take out into space as if they were sailing on the ocean.
:D Somebody run with this idea for REAL please! I'd really like to stop worrying about our planet dying... and the fact that we'll die if it does.
I'd love to see your take on a space ecosystem! Please feel free to link to your ecosystem concept in the comments!