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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Politics Are Going To Decide Our Future, For Real

It isn't a mystery to anyone that politicians and people alike rule the Earth, they make the calls on what to invest in and whatnot, and most of them are in office thanks to democratic voting systems. But how far ahead to they actually plan? Can we get them to plan even further?

The most famous physicist and cosmologist of our time, Stephen Hawking, has stated on multiple (I think) occasions that human beings need to venture into space in order to ensure the survival of our race, many people agree with him, and I believe that he is right. The Earth is sooner or later going to be unable to sustain life, be it our own doing (nukes?) or some other catastrophe (asteroids, sun blowing up/going berserk, etc) but the fact remains: it will happen. Maybe within 50 years, maybe within 500,000 years.

What I can't understand is why the leaders of our world doesn't devote more resources in space technology, when we know that it is the single most important field of science where we need to see breakthroughs. Instead NASA gets less and less money every year.

Yes I know; the financial situation world-wide right now sucks and it needs to get back up on it's feet, and we need to sacrifice resources, but after we've gotten ourselves stable again, will NASA (and more) see an increase in their budget? Judging by the current political situation: probably not. Shit sucks.

I know we are trying; NASA is, the Chinese is, I think Russia is and maybe some other government as well. As far as I know, China is currently aiming for the moon, they are currently  sending unmanned probes in preparation for a possible manned station on the moon. We have the International Space Station which is doing loads of research, all-in-all not that bad but it can be so much more. We can get more Universities world-wide to focus more on this, if we want to. Don't we want to?

We need to get our politicians more involved in space technology, to get their eyes open to the single most important quest for humanity: the future colonization of space.

15 comments:

  1. at least in this day and age many of us live in a democratic government where we have a slight level of power in politics.

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  2. Exactly! We CAN influence, so let's DO IT!

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  3. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  4. Your background image is similar to the one on my blog, but mine is better. (I'm teasing)

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  5. @Futomara: Yeah, I was testing around different themes and this one looks pretty decent I think, apart from the text sometimes aligning with the lights making it harder to read. I liked it at first because it reminded me of your blog, it's actually a default background at blogger.com :P

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  6. Any suggestions to the design would be hot! I need to do something about the white text and the white lights, but what? Make the whole background black, and miss out half the globe? Perhaps I should try and find a better background picture? Halp. :)

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  7. I'd like to see spaceships everywhere

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  8. We can get universities, but leave NASA out. They are only supporting the military/government.

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  9. @A Hermit: Gonna see how good my photoshop skills are later ;)
    @Nie Mand: You might be right, I'm not terribly familiar with NASA's stuff.

    Anyway, I got a new background; same style but a bit less bright at spots, text is much easier to read, whaddaya think?

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  10. To answer the first question shortly, yes :/

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  11. One of the nice things is that space is going into the private district, so companies with resources and funding that make NASA look like a kid with pocket change are coming into play. Looking forward to seeing how the world will turn out, I hope I live long.

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  12. Honestly, I don't think that the U.S. gov't has any interest in further space exploration - or at least they're not telling us they are. After watching zeitgeist the movie, it seemed to me quite plausible that this idea of a world government that has been circulating around as the NWO is probably rooted in being able to control people through some religious means... which means, forgetting about space. Space has already shown that there is no heaven (not at least a heaven in the clouds where everyone is clothed in white and happy all the time). Interesting topic, nonetheless. Share more. 8D~~

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