TBH Mars is not that interesting of a place to live. Have all the problems of the Moon while also being much further away.
Better to start working on LEO rotating space hab with artificial gravity because human's dont' work outside of 1g.
Would be much cheaper as well if you had space mining/refining but if you can get LEO costs down low enough anything is very possible.
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