reply to post by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
We have the ability...in theory. The technology exists or else we're on the verge of being able to colonize. Here's why I think it may already be
How long would it take to produce an artificial atmosphere on another planet? Too long. So we're left with the option of doing this without an
atmosphere and creating bubbles on mars, or elsewhere. Okay, how long would that truly take? Too long once again.
Next and only remaining option would be to create a huge space station with the sole purpose of saving humanity and providing the time to colonize. So
we have hydroponic farms recycling CO2 for oxygen, etc..How long would it take, and how many people could be saved in this manner?
In the meantime, it will probably get savage on earth as the resources are depleted over the next few decades or so. Funds and ability to sustain
contact with the space station and colonies may very well cease to exist as civilization collapses.
So we have a piece of metal out in space, with dozens, hundreds, maybe a few thousand humans hoping to colonize with everything available to them
already. It seems quite unlikely as the possibilities for error on such a monumentous task would increase astronomically considering the fact that
they are in zero-g, and resources are quite limited.
Maybe it could work if there was a efficient shuttle which could fly to and from an undisclosed island on earth. An island which not only has an
abundance of resources, engineers, scientists, factories on hand, etc.., but also is off the chart...without a population.
If civilization collapses, getting into space will be frowned upon by most people. Most people will be at the level of basic survival, and not be able
to comprehend the perspective of saving humanity.
Is this possible? Is there another way?
Maybe the true reason why we're not already doing this is because it's already known by the most knowledgeable and intelligent who advise our
leaders, that we've passed the point of no return...as far as civilization is concerned. Tell the public now, and the process is sped up drastically.
Maybe that's why there's so much brainwashing going on, why "spiritual" changes seem to be on the rise, and why so many people are becoming
The human mind is incredibly powerful. Just because people only choose to be so conscious, doesn't mean that their subconscious isn't acutely aware
of the situation at hand.
Spiritual changes could merely be a coping mechanism for the deep inner turmoil which most choose to deny. The brainwashing could be to prolong
civilization to the very end. The apathy could be from those who don't choose to consciously accept, or deny what's going on. They just choose not
to think or feel, period.
[edit on 9-8-2009 by unityemissions]