AI and Robots Try to Make Uninhabitable Worlds Livable or at least Useful
Send Machines to uninhabitable planet with the goal of maximizing value. Set up initial parameters for value but allow them change it as needed. Some machines crap out due to lack of resources. Some machines build elaborate complexes. Only a few reach as far as their moon. Some invent life to adapt to the environment and until eventually it flourishes
How the Government Uses City Land and a Cheap Land Tax to Fund Itself
Planets lease out land in their 1000 cities with 20 mile radii. About 1,000,000 sq. miles per planet the bigger ones have a bit more the smaller ones don’t have less. About $5 a square foot per year is $175 trillion dollars. However, some land is used for government purposes and some land isn’t rented because its not worth it so the revenue adds up to around $100 trillion which is about the 25 times the US tax revenue. This yearly land tax is the only tax there is and funds most of the government operations.
Where the Tax Money Goes
Tax money goes to putting up infrastructure such as roads, airports, markets, telecommunications, meeting centers, hydrogen production, resource allocation, etc. in cities and across the globe. Government also needs some money to operate.
The Expectations and Tools of the Settlers
All other land which is distributed evenly to the first settlers is not taxed.
Property owners own androids that can produce food for them, have 3-D printers to manufacture items they could want or need, have fusion reactors in their spaceships that can meet all their energy requirements without the need for access to a grid, and have access to Human information system (via government telecommunication infrastructure) to communicate or gather information. Furthermore, most land has a a water resource available and if not they can purify their own water from rain or recycled water using the energy from their fusion reactor.
Other Taxes (Fuel, Gate, and the Implied Human Information System Tax)
They also tax energy. 1 kg of hydrogen supports a household. The tax can range from 5-20 times the cost of hydrogen. About 4 billion people households about 2.5 people. 1.6 billion households pay 5-20 times the cost of hydrogen in taxes. 1 kg of hydrogen is only about $10 to mine and refine, but the taxes can be $50 – $200. So they get about $80 – $320 billion from the hydrogen tax.
Also hyperspace gate tax. Tax by minute the gate is open round up. 50% goes to each system on each side of the gate.
Earth gets the most money because it is in charge of compiling daily updates of the human information system which requires 10 minutes from each world. Each world gets 50% of that since it updates the human information system with its updates but with 800 worlds each world only gets 50% of 1 opening. Earth gets 50% of 800 openings.