posted on May, 16 2009 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by nasacarl
I read a thread earlier containing a quote from Stephen Hawking that stated, "Human will not survive another thousand years without expanding our
habitat to other planets."
That seem quite true. If the mortality rate continues to decline and the birth rate continues to rise it is likely we won't be able to feed
everyone, from our current foodstuff output, on the planets.
The increase in population is like a pyramid scheme. The more people are here, the faster the population grows. If there is ever a new source for
food or nutrition that looks promising and healthy I am definitely going to invest in it.
Fifty years really isn't that far off, from a cosmic standpoint it is less than a blink of the eye.
There can only be two routes to survival:
1. Mobilize and colonize.
Both are very extrme. Unfortunately the second choice seems easier to achieve than colonizing a distant planet or star system.
It may even come to a point where people are forced to move into areas that are less populated and less convenient for the individuals being moved.
The website, wikisky.org is awesome. Some of the views that are available in the column on the right side of the screen are incredible. Some of the
images look like you are in a deep sea submarine looking at the strange illuminating life forms that exist.
It is incredible to see how many stars are out there and how many different things can happen in space.
My favorites are some of the super-nova remnants and some of the nebulas - the Carina Nebula, in particular, is awesome.