Lack of an official means to pay a permanent tribute to the deceased. (There are 'name a star' schemes but these are not officialy recognised.)
The Social Invention:
A scheme could be introduced where regions of space are named after the departed. This would give relatives an opportunity to pay a tribute to family members that will be officially recognised far into the future.
The scheme would also provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the great and the good, with larger (or a greater number) of areas named in their honour. This would help future generations recognise the individual's contribution.
In the future space will surely be colonised and it would be comforting to know that a tribute to a person will still be recognised long into the future.
- John Tunney (UKJohn)
John Tunney is from Northampton.
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