>>116431060 >spending billions of dollars to go somewhere where there is nothing and you have to spend more billions of dollars just so you can live in this nothingness and emulate life on earth as best as you can There's a reason the space age is over.
>>116433727 Away from what? My dreams? The reality is that man is not equipped to live in space. It'd be hugely expensive to prepare long-term habitats in space - always more expensive than it would be to prepare the same habitat on earth.
Humans are stubborn anon, if they want to go on mars or just in space, they will go on mars or in space, by any means necessary.
The same thing happened for the discovery of America, everyone was scared that there's no end to ocean and to never get back home. Yet some men went through this and permitted "mankind" to expand to a new land.
>>116433981 With America, there's somewhere to go *to*. With space, you don't have that. You just go into territory where you don't want to be, where you body gets fucked up and where you need a constant stream of resources that would be free if you were elsewhere.
>>116435034 >We've got to start somewhere though Why? Because some people think that going to space would be a really neat thing to do.
Even Columbus' journey to America was a calculated risk and done for profit. There is less and less to be gained from sending humans out of the gravity well other than fulfilling people's wishes of being a space-faring civilization.
>>116435320 At least they're trying, and it's all private guys. It seems that only China (as a country) is interested in space now. Fucking gooks are more interested in space than we are. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
>>116434034 >free of gravity Physics doesn't work like that. Astronauts in orbit actually weigh almost the same that they weigh when they are at sea level on Earth. They couldn't be orbiting otherwise.
Gravity is pretty important in astrophysics. Stop demonizing it.
>>116435568 Like I said before, it's a metaphor. I didn't see free humanity, or humanity's bodies, I said souls. There's no reason for us to be chained to one planet when we could exist across countless worlds, developing new cultures, identities, technology, art, etc.
>>116435670 >we could exist across countless worlds, This is no longer science. This is fiction. Getting even one planet ready for human colonization would take centuries at the very least, and that's not counting the time we'd need to get there. >developing new cultures, identities, technology, art Why not do that on Earth, where it's happening right now, as we speak?
>>116435806 It's not about practicality, it's about the romance and dreams.
And you really want to stay here, in one place, forever? The universe is so vast but you're comfortable in your bedroom, alone with the glow of a computer screen. I bet you've never left your own country.
>>116435964 >The universe is so vast That's just a plain lie. All you'd see from the universe is a relatively unchanging night sky when you look at the monitors in your small cabin of the spaceship (that won't get built because it's not going to happen).
Fuck you OP. My one dream, the one thing I want in life is to go into space, not even that far just outside earth's atmosphere. I wan't to do a space walk and look down on our planet but no the sky is fucking limit because I was born too early, all I can do is watch Space related stuff and play games that take place in space.
I'd also like to be the first guy to discover an Alien life form and fuck it. Even if I died in the process they would talk about me in history classes for being the first guy to discover an alien but no one will care because they will all be thinking about how I fucked it instead.
I'll long be dead because no one cares, the only reason man got to the moon is because of a dick waving contest.
>>116436119 >We should never go to the bottom of the sea because it's just water >We should never explore the rainforests because it's more of the same trees and animals >We should never visit another country, I can read about their culture on the internet >We should never make a car that runs on electricity, combustion engines work fine >We shouldn't research new computer technology, what we have now is good enough
The point is we don't have to settle for mediocrity. We are a species that has explored the Earth, we should move on to other places.
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