I downvoted this for the following reasons:
Not a big fan of the design: It is nearly identical to the globe emoji, commonly used by neoliberals on Twitter. A globe doesn’t really represent the pov of the universe that well (what if we discover sentient life elsewhere?). Plus the smiley isn’t that clearly visible.
I feel like this competition was held a bit unprofessionaly. After Bob Jacobs shared his (in my opinion great) idea the rules changed as to exclude mathematical symbols. I don’t really understand this rule either, as I think mathemical symbols like the sum symbol aren’t really unknown. I think it would’ve been better if a flag design was voted for by multiple people instead of chosen by one person.
I like the idea of a utilitarian flag competition and would personally love to see a commonly used utilitarian flag some day. But this didn’t feel as the right way to go about it. I hope I’m not being too harsh.