Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eyeballkid, Apr 26, 2007.
We are completely comfortable surfing the web...watching tv and movies, and listening to music.
Some but not all of us. Remember there were people that said man would never fly or reach the moon. But it happened.
Some of us are also completely comfortable with working, going out and getting drunk, and getting laid.
Yah, but wouldn't that be cooler if you could do it...in space?!
I think it would be cooler if I liked working, I was 21, and it was easier to get laid around here.
Come on now....mankind went from its first flight in 1903 to its first manned space flight in 1961. Now that's what I call major technological advancement. And you also think about the fact that new cars today have more sophisticated computers than those first manned rockets. Our rapid advancement hasn't slowed. I think you have your head in the sand.
More like up his own butt! OH! <=]
Space makes me wish I could see all that there is to see in the universe, yet at the same time I am almost startled by the concept of being in space and just there in nothingness, floating around in the cosmos, and maybe getting lost out there someplace and wondering in an almost-fear of what will come next.
Ah, amazing what a lazy jerk can think up when he's being lazy while looking at the night sky.
It's slowed a lot in the case of cars. There is nothing really different between the first cars and what we have now. The only real difference between them is now we have computers aiding us and providing us comfort while we drive.
The only thing that is really advancing at a fast pace, and has always been doing, is computer hardware. Moore's law comming into playe here. But even though hardware doubles roughly every 24 months software is really bringing up the rear (see Wirth's Law). "Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster".
We'll travel the stars, but only if we get off or asses.
You may be content sitting there eating Doritos and listening to shitty music but I'm certainly not.
When my Anti-Matter Temporal Displacement Amplifier finally works, I'll see your arse on Mars!
Or possibly you'll see me on the news as the guy that suddenly appeared at 32,000 feet and got hit by a Virgin Atlantic 747.
Either way I'm happy.
The only reason I could see is that earth is the only place in the universe that we really fit in. Because we were born to this enviroment. When the earth no longer meets that bar, then we will travel the stars.
Do you have any facts to back that up, or am I going to have to do my own research?
Maybe I should wander into the nearest bar and start drinking in hopes that some nitwit will stumble in and try to expand my mind and change my outlook.
That's my cue.
Most people are comfortable eating nachos and watching videos of monkeys having sex on youtube. But there are a few people that still do other things once they finish watching monkey love.
Also traveling the stars may just be too dang difficult for us to do.
MY MIND HAS BEEN EXPANDED!!!
I do do other things after I've watched monkey love.
I usually have to clean up.
WRONG, we'll travel to stars, even if it's just to look for new species to Bork or Planets to rape of natural resources....
Another winning thread courtesy of our resident Stoned Conspiracy nut.
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Give it a goddamn rest. There are folks out there (myself included) who are going to school and working hard to learn how be part of the infrastructure of tomorrow. Part of making sure that the infrastructure of tomorrow involves aiming towards a spacefaring community includes being optimistic and positive.
Keep the insults to yourself. -2005 Staff
If we never "journey to the stars", or even colonise other places in the solar system, it won't be through sheer laziness. It'll be because we lose the ability to do so, through the refocusing of all our resources on pulling ourselves out of the messes we made in this century and the last. As it is, there are good economic and political reasons to go to space, and the farther out we go, the better those reasons get.
Historically, once humans have been to a place once, they always go back. Sometimes it's hard, and it takes a while. Sometimes it's easier, and lots of people go. That's why there is litter on Mt. Everest, and researchers in the Antarctic, and people living on the edge of every desert. We've been to the moon once. It's just going to take us a little longer to go back.
The military provides logistics and support for those Antarctic researchers. It's only a six month tour, and I totally want to go.
To be perfectly honest, I can see quite a few positives in the notion that we won't be able to travel the stars and fuck up other planets the way we have our own.
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