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Why is the colonisation of other bodies so important all of a sudden?

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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Why are we trying to go to mars? why is there now talk of habitation of Venus? why the re newed interest in moon bases?

And why all this with the worlds economys in such a terrible state?

Do they know something bad is on it's way? Highly skunk works but I really do not see the benifit of these ventures unless there is a major problem?




posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Either rich people need a new place to live or its just the equivalent of cold war going to the moon propaganda to take peoples minds of the reality of the situation were all actualy in.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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Because we're all doomed...doomed i tell ye (imagine an old Scotts bloke saying that).

But really though...it's because we're all doomed i tell ye.

Or because we like new stuff?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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Because humans need to sate their innate curiosity and explore. Why does there have to be some sinister agenda anyways?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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Firstly because theis the skunk works of a conspiracy site.

Secondly because I honestly do not understand why it is so important to send people to other planets given the important problems we have right now.

It almost seems like we are buying a holiday home when the roof of the house needs repairing and half the windows are broken.
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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Well colonization could bring resources to the planet, reduce the strain on resource use here on the planet, allow our society to continue expanding outside our world, and many other things. It's called priorities by the way, not everyone has the same priorities. Apparently some people view colonization as a more important investment than fixing our infrastructure.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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All of a sudden?

Where have YOU been, Rip Van Winkle?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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I agree on that point, I understand that at some point we will need to expand but given the logistics it seems like we are lacking in the technology to implement such an undertaking in any benificial manner.

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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Always been the way mate.

Look at the Apollo years and what was going on in the world around that time.

We always tend to ignore being great at solving the problems on our doorsteps and reach for greatness elsewhere.

Vietnam was kicking off big time.

Racial tensions were a very big deal.

The cold war was in full swing.

..and the USA decided to spend unimaginable sums of money going to the moon a few times to get one over on the Soviets.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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Well the technology won't ever exist unless we put funds into building it up.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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I was reffering to the new article I read earlier talking about the colonisation of venus as well.

It got me thinking that it all seems a bit desperate all of a sudden.

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
I was reffering to the new article I read earlier talking about the colonisation of venus as well.

It got me thinking that it all seems a bit desperate all of a sudden.

a reply to: DrJunk



I know what you're thinking, and for all i know, you could be right...as if they'd let us know one way or the other anyway!

But, personally, i think the cold war 2.0 could be at least partly the reason for these announcements. There's a big difference to say Hey, we ought to build floating bases in Venus' atmosphere, to actually doing it.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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I was not trying to go all doom porn!

I just thought that maybe things were worse than we thought or that is was all a scam and the money was being sneaked away for some nefarious reason.

Just skunkworks stuff you know


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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:57 PM
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Well the elites won't be going to Venus or Mars anytime soon. Part of the elite programming is self-preservation. Right now it's simply to risky and dangerous to try it.

Not until they have a Waldorf Astoria on Mars will we see the richest people leave Earth.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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A fair point, maybe the plan is to ship us over there and keep the best place all to themselves.



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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:01 PM
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Well, a lot of people will and do not believe it, but from everything I can gather, we are already
on the Moon and Mars and who knows where else.

Eventually Earth will get a "Kill shot" from somewhere or something and survival is built into our
genetics. The desire to assure the survival of the human race is immensely strong. So no matter
how bad it seems here now it is a worthwhile effort.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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And unless they can figure out how to manipulate gravity, anyone that lives on Mars for any length of time would never be able to come back to Earth.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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That was kind of my point, it does not seem viable to the layman hence why the need to do it with so many problems that need to sold first.

If it is a global population issue then why not live under the sea?(cue the music).

if it's recourses then address the problem by changing the way we live.

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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Just like on the titanic the rich folks got to the lifeboats first.

Maybe there is a renewed interest in establishing off world colonies because we are technologically closer to actually be able to do that now.before it was just a pipe dream with no ability to actually do it but now we might actually be able to do it.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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In my humble opinion, it is the reason we are here. To explore, to turn over every stone, be amazed by existence, and document it. To find out how everything works and be the proof any of it happened at all.

No matter where you come from or who you are, you will agree, that someday Earth will not be able to sustain life. By the death of our Sun, to a ELE impact, the "Killshot", or any number of other things. We can ALL agree, it is an eventual truth we will have to face as a Species.

I feel like getting off of this rock us the only way to keep our people alive. It should be the number one focus for us as a world. We should all be working together, toward one goal... Spreading US across the Universe, and giving the Natives Syphilis of course.



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