The question is not whether we will run out of physical land (although in a country as small as Malta this is physically possible), but rather what kind of society do we want to be. Do we want to depend on imports? Do we want to do away with agriculture altogether?
The view of Valletta was commodified—even ‘weaponised’—to make the Tigné Point apartments a desirable prospect for a few wealthy residents able to buy it.
It’s politics, not technology, that is pushing us towards dystopia.
The 5% tax rate turns Malta into a magnet for rich people and legally enables them to pay a lot less in tax than they would be required to pay in their own countries.