Friday, May 14, 2010

The Space Race

The space race

We need a place to go. That is the main reason to continue to explore space. The question I have is this: why have we stopped looking outward? Do we not realize how close we are to creating some sort of disaster that will cause the human race to become extinct? Even though I don’t necessarily accept the conclusion that human activity is the cause of global warming (though I do think that the climate of the earth is changing) I think that the answer to human activity causing global warming is to have a pressure relief valve as it were.

A large scale shift to space exploration might even reduce the tendency of people to make war on one another (although I doubt that will happen) and even if it doesn’t reduce our warring on one another it does give us the possibility of having a seed left somewhere to reclaim the earth if we haven’t managed to reduce the earth to an asteroid belt.

Yes there is wealth out there that right now no one is using and I think we should be working on getting it. A good set of talks on this subject begins here: I am an admirer of David Brin and recommend his thoughtful books on the possibilities of the future.


Anonymous said...

Ain't much I can say about the space race (as they used to call it) Mister Wordwright, but I thought I'd leave a comment anyway, just so you'll know I'm still looking in.

The Wordwright said...

Thank you for stopping by, I know that for some people the thought of reaching for space is too much to grasp... But I still hope that perhaps my children or grandchildren will see colonies on Mars and space ships headded for the Stars!

Anonymous said...

Try a bottle of whisky, it works for me every time.

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