posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 03:53 PM
Well pending on what happens in the next 10 million years will reflect our "scouting capabilities."
1: Humans blow up Earth=Humans die off, become extinct, 40 million years later alien race comes along and finds a few skeletons and wrights down in
the books how increadibly ignorant, backwards and primitive human were, they burn all DNA remnants to keep humans from being geneticaly brought back
example: test tube babies.
2: Humans go round and round with each other for eternity and the sun blows up and sayanara humans and Earth
3: Humans pull together and form a grand alliance and all nations become one nations, space exploration becomes a requirement and humans go deep into
Building off number three: At the current state humans DO NOT HAVE A HOPE IN HECK OF SURVIVING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. ANY! Harsh? Not at all,
inbreeding will wipe out humans if things keep going. The gene pool is getting mighty slim even now when you look at it on the global scale. Now if
humans fix these problems and unite, then work their way into space and expand quickly and ease presure on the limited space on Earth. As humans
expand into other planets, moons, "planet ships" and whatever else fits the peoples fancy then they will expand twice as fast.
Let me break it down like this:
Ok starting with Earth, Earth can colonize lets say 2 planets. 200 years till both are ready to take over another planet.
first year: Earth takes 2 new planets.
Year 200: 3 planets take 6 planets.
Year 400: 6 planets take 12 planets.
Year 600: 12 planets take 24 planets.
Year 800: 24 planets take 48 planets.
Year 1000: 48 planets take 96 planets.
Year 2000: 24,576 planets now colonized.
Catch my drift? Now that IS NOT INCLUDING the size of planets and other factors, however as you can see its exponential growth and oh in about 20
million years you will have BILLIONS of planets colonized and those planets colonizing others.
Humans WILL reach a point where they have to go to Andromeda galaxy IF they live that long. Why? Resources, space (room), Milky Way death,
planets die off, etc. However, travel will be radically different by that time, and will probably be based around planet ships, just cool off a
planet, cut out its core and put in a power plant, build super cities underneath the surface, cover the surface in super hard yet light enough to move
the planet alloys. Not to mention propulsion... So in short humans will reach a point where they can just become permanent refugees going from planet
to planet or just take the planets with them and form one whopping big fleet that makes every space movie out there based around space travel and
fleets look like the most insignificant little speck of dust not worth mentioning.
Cant wait to see the first planet ship built and sent off with a crew of a couple hundred million...