American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To transform (a landscape) on another planet into one having the characteristics of landscapes on Earth.
- Latin terra, earth; see terrace + form. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Why don't we 'terraform' the Sahara desert before Mars?”
“The Mars Society says that the Earth is a rotting, dying, stinking planet and that we must move our civilization to Mars and that Congress must appropriate funds to "terraform" Mars.”
“Personally, I think it is easier, cheaper, and ultimately much more profitable to "terraform" asteroids and comets by hollowing them out and spinning them for gravity.”
“And, if anything, I can easily imagine some variant of these techniques being eventually used to "terraform" (i.e. make more Earth-like) Mars and other currently inhospitable planets-think”
“Saying we need to rush back to the caves and saying we need to "terraform" the earth are different sides of the same coin: both are profound retreats from the responsibilities of our day, and both ignore the amazing opportunities we still have available to us to create a sustainable society.”
“Vollmann's second strand examines Californians 'use of technology to literally "terraform" their environment, just as contemporary science-fiction writers were imagining the transformation of other planets.”
“Once established on the planet, one of the society's suggested plans is to then 'terraform' Mars, to replace and replenish its atmosphere and return it to the more life-friendly environment it once was billions of years ago.”
“It seems that a dying alien race sent out an arkship, looking for the perfect world to terraform and resurrect the aliens.”
“If you were gonna terraform Mars and send animals to colonize the planet, would you send Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, or the virile teenagers old enough to survive but young enough to populate the colony?”
“In a sense, the Neolithic Revolution marked the beginning of an effort to cheat nature by outsmarting her, a game that required every more sophisticated technologies, first to increase crop yields and then to give us more and more free time to "terraform" our environment in ways that made our life more comfortable.”
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