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Originally posted by themessengernevermatters
Since technology will continue to advance and eventually we will eventually develop nanomachines, I think your statement of "never colonizing space" is a bit premature. After all nanomachines will not only be able to correct DNA damage, but restore bone and muscle loss due to living in low gravity environments and I am pretty sure it could be used to fertilize eggs and protect the embryos during gestation, as well. The question isn't if we develop nanites, but when and really if we actually combined the entire brain power of the human race it could easily be developed sooner rather than later. Peace be with you.
Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
reply to post by sugarcookie1
Wow that just goes to show how nasa can waste money on silly things like that.
They must have more important missions on the cards than this, like "Are We Alone?"
Originally posted by TheUniverse
What about Cyborgs. When we alter our body to create humans that are mostly made up of machine parts. We can still colonize space. To utter the words "We will never colonize Space" Is just hogwash!
Originally posted by Pervius
High energy photons from the sun could be blocked using a large asteroid to give you an "eclipse" to block the sun. Keep it next to your spacecraft until you leave the solar system.
Just as Earth has a shield around it to block the sun, there is a plasma shield around the solar system so when you left the solar system you could ditch your rock.
If you want to enter another solar system, go find another rock. Keeping your spacecraft next to that big rock would give you a little gravity inside your space ship.
When comets/asteroids enter our solar system they get impacted by the suns emissions and develop TAILS as the suns emissions batter the rock/comet and heat it up. Since the comet/asteroid doesn't automatically EXPLODE it implies that the comet/asteroid must be blocking the suns emissions with it's mass.
The eclipsed side would be safe.
Originally posted by jazzguy
sure we can colonize space ,first lets get rid of Nasa.
Well sure machines could terraform a planet and then build humans there if for some reason they were motivated to do so. Though I think before this scenario could become possible, machines would have advanced to the point that our civilization will have basically transformed into a machine civilization rather than a human one. So it seems more likely to me that the machines will colonize new planets so that machines may "live" there, rather than humans. I'm sure they will have inherited many aspects of our civilization, so you could say those machines are our decedents, from a certain point of view.
Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by Tearman
Why would we "colonize" if it were only for machines in the first place?
Are you suggesting they'd do the hard work to make things livable for humans to eventually settle? That'd make more sense to me.