Terraforming is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying the atmosphere, temperature, surface or ecology of a planet or any other large celestial body in order to make it habitable by Earth-like life.
Engineering inhospitable planets to suit human physiology and needs might sound like science fiction. And indeed we don’t have the technology nor the resources to achieve this enterprise. Yet, the assumption that we can manipulate and colonize other planets (Mars in particular) has received a fair amount of attention over the past few years, demonstrating both a certain anxiety over the health of our own and a very modern hubris that we can solve every problem just by throwing technology at it.
Geert Goiris, Prelap, 2018