posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:41 PM
Interesting thread OP.
Though I would say they technology already exists to colonize space. We actually developed the formulas and base systems needed for space travel and
colonization in the sixties. It actually doesn't take anti gravity or advanced technology to begin moving humanity out in to the solar system to
colonize it. The sad fact is it's not a lack of technology it's a lack of desire and leadership on the part of humanity and I would add a lack of
intelligence in our species in general. After all we would rather sit on this planet and fight over dwindling space and resources and let our leaders
continuously talk about the idea of population reduction, then to begin laying the foundations and do the ground work for establishing full scale
colonies and cities in space.
As, far as the question of, "Would I go if we were doing it?" Absolutely, no question about it. Even with the risks and hardships it would be a better
life then sitting on this planet, slaving away just to buy more consumer goods and waste my free time with idle entertainment. It would be a life that
had meaning not just for me but for our whole species as well, because as I worked to help build the colonies, I would be helping to expand the
knowledge, influence range and power of our species, and help ensure the long term survival of our species. After, all heaven forbid something happens
to the earth at least some of us would survive. Not only that one thing that many of the other posters seem to forget, when they mention being
enslaved in the colonies, they are already enslaved on the earth, and with about a four month travel time, it would actually probably give the
colonies more freedom, because it would take longer for the earth government to move forces and exert control. It would make the colonies on mars much
like the colonies of the new world;after all it took months to send ships to the new world as well, it would make them sort of out of touch with the
parent government and therefore more free then here. That is with conventional technology of course.
Anyway I would go and actually I would ask all the others who would go with me, what took you all so long?
Cool thread and flag, OP
edit on 13-4-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typo