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originally posted by: Xeven
a reply to: lostbook
This is soooo...sad. Imagine if you will, if US, Russia, Japan and China could stop wasting resources on figuring out how to destroy the earth and each other just how far human space exploration and colonization could be if we used even a small part of these resources on that instead.
We would not need to fight over Earths limited resources. There is plenty energy out there, plenty gold and platinum. Plenty land as you will. The moon is begging to be mined and colonized. Helium 3 could end our dependence on fossil fuels.
Asteroids that could be colonized such as Ceres to make sure we don't all die out here on Earth over some reason. We could even put outposts on comets where people spend there lives traveling around the solar system collecting data using Nuclear power and robotics of course to keep the lights on.
Why is it we never have leaders with grander more noble visions than just gaining more power at the expense of other humans? The universe is full of everything we need to expand and grow and to provide luxury to all.