posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 12:43 AM
The future of humanity is on the brink, there is an opportunity to jump off of the planet for anyone who wishes to go. Thousands of ships are made
fairly cheaply and you have an opportunity to go along with seven companions. You could take friends or family if they are willing to go. The ship is
like the ARK, it has frozen eggs of animals and seeds of plants as well as the tech to get them started on a new planet. It is basically a tool for
terraforming a close to inhabitable planet and creating a livable planet out of one that has at least a few of the right building blocks for life.
The ship is also equipped with a total library of information containing just about anything you could get a degree in as well as most of the earths
history. The occupants will be in stasis for the duration of the trip, and will be woken upon arrival to somewhat habitable planets. If the planet
does not suit your taste, then you can opt out and keep looking after about a week and go back into stasis. Here is the kicker. You ship only has
power to last for a million years or so. In this time you could visit roughly a couple of million suns. But remember not all of them would have
habitable planets. If for some reason, after you had gone to a couple of other planets, you decided to return to earth, then earth would have aged by
tens of thousands of years. There would be no guarantee that you would find anything. There may be hostiles on any habitable planet that you find, or
inhabiting earth in the case that you return. There would be no guarantee that you would ever run across other earthlings in the other ARKS, but there
would also be possibilities that you would. Say for instance, you decided to just stay in stasis for the duration, not ever stopping until the ship
was almost done in the hopes that after so much time the other ships had populated the galaxy.
Would you take the jump on faith that there would be habitable planets out there, or take your chances here on earth? Do you think it would be
possible to populate the galaxy in this way, sending out ARKS in every direction? Maybe we would or could find heaven? It is supposed to be somewhere
up there after all. Would we get slaughtered by the beings that already run the show? What kind of place would you look for if you did jump, or what
would you try and build? Big planet, or something half the size of the moon?
What say you guys? Should I stay or should I go? How do I decide? What should I look for?