posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:15 PM
Thank you for a thoughtful reply Aliensun.
I can only hope that our continuing accelerated path to singularity will renew, if not reshape our space faring endeavors. Surely any significant
advances in technology will incorporate space exploration, it just makes too much sense. I think the lack of support from the public stems from two
things, unaware, thus unfortified imagination, or priorities are focused on earthly situations, absorbing not just our attention, but shadowing our
dreams and imagination.
The final blow will be to actually learn to our core that others, far more advanced than us are also here. That will be the most crucial period in
human history. Will we survive it?
There may be mayhem and destruction, but I think this moment will serve as a catalyst for changing direction, or at least adding new goals to our
continued growth. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger too and more unified, maybe? I guess that can certainly go either way.
Do we deserve to survive and/or will we be allowed to survive?
Who decides? If it is just us, then I say yes, but if TPTB(especially if they are tied to alien visitation right now) have any insidious plans, we
may not. On the larger scale of things, under the premise of real ET's, who knows how things will unfold, but moving forward is inevitable, imo,
although the pace may be trifled along the way.
I agree with your point about the dream being somewhat antiquated in it's application, as far as from the 60 & 70's, but still there is framework to
lay, that coincides with the dreams of yesterday, and should be re-mixed to include todays tech advances. and a shifting public opinion. I think if
head figures started bringing these ambitions to the public, many will be supportive, and I still think this type of awareness stimulates innovation
and brings cultures together. Well, with the exception of some religious organizations, but that;s a whole nuther subject.