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Anyone who thinks we'll be hopping planets is deluded. We're designed for earth's atmosphere and this is where we're going to stay.edit on 4/9/2014 by Restricted because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Shadow Herder
Myths and stories written by men, how they saw/understood things back then.
Remember according to the old testament, a woman going through her period should be kept in a separate room until it passes because she is unclean....
Jonah lived in a whale , never mind the stomach acids?
Let's respectfully disagree kind Sir.
If you want to know about humankind's history today with our currently available technology and resources, then rely on the history books, and not the bible.
And not on some American history book , but one created by all nations that is accepted.
edit on 9/4/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: Oh, boy, spelling isn't my forte today.edit on 9/4/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: (no reason given)
reply to post by SaturnFX
Your idea just brought a mixed vision of Terminator and Matrix to my mind, though very doable, and scarily enough I think so with our technology already available....
I wouldn't be surprised if the first 4 people going to Mars would be carrying a crater or two of embryos and a massive incubator.
We need to be thinking outside of the box here, I sure as hell know they are.
The point is just like we look at the bible or any other religious/history text of your choice and say "they were just interpreting the world as they knew it without really knowing anything" our future generations will say the same about us, especially the ones we send off on a 2000 Year Journey where all they, their parents, their grand parents and their great grandparents remember is a spaceship.edit on 4/9/2014 by PsychoEmperor because: fixing some typos
(I would think we would be relaying satellites towards the destination and communicating by photonic bursts for constant information streaming...albeit with definitely lag in informations equaling years)
If during the voyage, a governmental structure arose and purposefully held all the data, removing it from the people, then you could have a problem, with only a few super elites of the colonists knowing the truth, the rest living in a very strange universe where life started on a ship or whatever muddled stories they pass down from gen to gen.
It is the arrogance of man that we think our generation will ever be thought of as anything but ancient moronic cavemen to our future generations.
In 2174, the human population has grown to the point of exceeding the carry capacity of Earth, causing humanity to build a sleeper ship/interstellar ark named Elysium. The mission is to send 60,000 people on a 123-year trip to an Earth-like planet named Tanis to establish civilization there.
At 0.1c, Orion thermonuclear starships would require a flight time of at least 44 years to reach Alpha Centauri, not counting time needed to reach that speed (about 36 days at constant acceleration of 1g or 9.8 m/s2). At 0.1c, an Orion starship would require 100 years to travel 10 light years.