given the idea behind the movie ‘interstellar’, i propose a hypothetical to you.
it is the near future, and earth is descending into climate chaos, so unstable that we fear for future generation’s survival. in hopes for a new planet to populate, we send a team to travel into a black hole, hoping for something positive while really not knowing what to expect.
your name is called as a passenger. will you go?
most other passengers do not think they will ever return or communicate with earth again. does this stop you?
Since this is hypothetical, I’m basing my decision on my current life circumstances, so personally my answer is no. My first child will be born in 2 months. I could not miss my child growing up, especially knowing that there are other people whose circumstances may not mean as much to them. Knowing that there will be people who are more inclined to go because they have less reasons to stay here or no reason at all, I’d elect to stay and let other people go. That being said, if I were the ONLY one who could do it, then yes I would go for the sake of my daughter and her future. But if I didn’t have a daughter on the way, I would absolutely go.
Great question by the way!
Also, I cannot fucking wait to see this movie. Been looking forward to it ever since I heard about it after Nolan finished his latest Batman.
By the way, Nolan worked with some of today’s best theoretical physicists in making this movie, including Kip Thorne. They say Nolan, along with the help of Thorne and the visual effects team, have created the most realistic visualization of what a black hole would really look like if you were close to one in space. Here’s what it would look like:
also interested to see the child dynamic as well as i believe the main character has children, but it seems his reason to go is for his children in a way, to preserve their future.
but i totally understand your thoughts on this.