posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 05:45 PM
Ultimately, our being a multi-planet species in an inevitability. I know futurist speak to "the singularity" of AI as the next major chapter in the
story of humanity, after that it's us Cyborging ourselves as we'll be able to delimit our mental capacity to keep up with technology and presumably a
race of AI machines who are smarter and faster than us who have no reservations.
With all of that being said, I think the next major episode in the evolution of humanity is going to involve off world natives vs. earthlings.
When we colonize Mars and the Moon, who is going to go? Scientists, engineers, the educated, the intelligent basically.
Who isn't going to go to the colonies? The poor, the un-intelligent, criminals.
What I believe will happen around the year 2100 (this is me being a futurist) is that we will begin colonizing Mars after establishing a small base on
the moon and learning how to live off earth. The moon base will happen 2050'ish. By 2500 the population of Mars will be so much smarter and more
capable then your average earthling based on the interbreeding of our most intelligent people that a new super species will emerge. Earth and it's
inhabitants will be seen as living in a third world country, a bunch of animals and everything important and revolutionary and new will come from the
Martians. By the year 10K, I'd imagine this population might be so vastly superior from the inhabitants of earth they might be deemed an entirely
I think the answers to many of our problems...famine...war...overpopulation...pollution...will be solved by colonizing Mars. Let's take the best of
our best and send them to start over somewhere else, the rest of us animals can wallow in our own misery and dirt here in the ghetto.
BTW, when this happens...I'll say I told you so
edit on 15-11-2013 by Nowyouseeme because: (no reason given)