Colonization

Anonymous (@) 9 years, 8 months ago

Obviously, we find “Earths” every now and then and what is the first thing that pops in our heads? “I WANNA GO THERE”. It’s only theoretical that in our lifetime, we’d able to explore other planets more in detail, but it wouldn’t hurt to imagine what would happen.

It seems like money and power came only from the ownership of LAND. If it wasn’t any land anywhere, we would be trading with plankton, because humans are greedy bastards. :)

http://www.webpronews.com/nasa-finds-new-super-earth-again-2012-05

I love imagining about new discoveries and new planets, exploration, but not really much about the ownership of something that’s been there long before we happened. :) What do you guys think? Feel free to write an essay with nonsensical stuff. I don’t care.

May 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I hope there’s rock n roll on these other planets.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

You might like Rousseau’s philosophy: http://www.constitution.org/jjr/ineq_04.htm

And if you’re into science fiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Enough_for_Love is highly recommended. (And Heihlein’s other books too)

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Peter (152) (@searchingforthetruth) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I like to imagine that at least some planets we can visit have developed technology to such an advanced state, that people are literally living in a “utopia” with an abundance of food, no crime, human flight, instant time travel, and the ability to live forever.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I like to imagine that one day we could tow other large cosmic bodies near to Earth, like asteroids and moons from other planets, and make use of them. I like the idea of Romulus and Remus on Startrek, the home planets of the Romulans actually share and orbit around their star. You can also build huge space stations and spin them to create an artificial gravity.

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

There was a nice story written by Kurt Vonnegut about people who lived on Mars. They hated, hated people from Earth. Despised them. The people on Mars were once Earthlings, but left for Mars to start a more Utopian society.

Then the people of Earth scheduled a meeting on mars.

The Earthlings landed. And the Martians came with “Pitchforks and fire” to scare them off.

The Earthlings said “We killed it. We are the only one’s left of Earth. There is no more Earth.”

Thread reminded me of that story…

I don’t know how I feel about space colonization. It would be nice. What if we had the reversal of “war of the worlds” where we landed, and our diseases killed everything on the planet? :(

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James (100) (@ilooklikeawaterbottle) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I like to imagine that there is a planet where all continents are inhabited by Native Americans or similar hunter gatherers! I think that life would be the shit if you did not know of the modern technologies we have. I bet mental illness rates would be low! I am def living in the wrong time period, but hey, Im here and Im living it up!

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Anonymous (170) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

You could put the satellites or moons/asteroids at various La Grange points within the Goldylock zone. That way you could have them close enough to the sun to attemp terraforming. There is also an idea I read from an Arthur C. Clark novel, where aliens ignite Jupiter, making it a Brown Dwarf, which allows humans to terraform some of the moons of Jupiter.

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Anonymous (170) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

You would probably have to run a huge comet into Jupiter to ignite it, maybe even a few comets.

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