Do you believe the technology is ready for this kind of development?
well the tech is here now. What we're lacking is any reason to keep sending humans into space. There isn't a scientific one (unmanned probes are better at that) and there isn't an economic one (even for very rare things it's an order of magnitude cheaper to mine them on earth than from an asteroid)
so we could do it but it's pretty pointless
That's way too late!
I'll be too old by then to be allowed in spaceflights.
>feels bat man
I don't want to be fucking 70 by the time I'll be able to mine in space.
I'm not exactly sold on the economics of mining in space. Elon Musk isn't either.
I also don't see why anyone will need to work in space. Putting people in space is crazy expensive. The ISS produces fuck all value for the amount of money is cost to build and maintains.
Honestly, I don't think it will happen until technology becomes very advanced much further in the future. IMO, space exploration will be decided by how much profit there is to be made, and whether the actual investment will give back a substantial return. As it stands I don't think we will see anything in the near 80 years.
Why? If we're going to the trouble of going there and living there there has to be a reason for it
unmanned missions give you much more science per dollar spent, since you don't need to lug fragile people and their bulky, heavy life support systems along.
There's no magic unobtainium that doesn't exist on earth. Even the scarcest, hardest to get at minerals are far easier and cheaper to get at here on earth than they would be on an asteroid or another planet.
I believe there's an international treaty barring weapons platforms in space. Which leaves recon, and we can do that very well without people already.
only valid reason to send people into space.
hmmm good point.
but if you colonize sahara or siberia - you can learn about building a habitable environment alrready given oxygen and decent temperature.
space is much tougher - there is a lot more to learn - and we will build spaceship tech along the way also
>If we're going to the trouble of going there and living there there has to be a reason for it
>the year is 1493
>Columbus sails into Palos, waves his hands around about the New World
>"Shut the fuck up, Chris, I have two trees and a hammock right over here"
They didn't have drones, robots long distance telecommunication, and electricity back then.
We've already been to the moon mars and space.
And those places aren't as hospitable as the Americas.
This is a dumb fucking argument and I'm highlighting that.
People are talking about space colonization. People are investing money in research for space colonization. People are developing shuttles for commercial space flights.
And yet, there are morons in this thread going "it's never going to happen," "we have no reason to go there," "it costs too much money," etc.
Hey, how about instead of living in your own bubble, you open your fuckin' eyes to the reality around you. This is happening. It doesn't matter if you think it's stupid or not.
As for a reason: all manner of scientists have said that it's a pretty bad idea for 100% of the human population to live in the same place. If you disqualify that as an argument, then you're probably a nihilist and nothing I say matters to you anyway, so why are you even bothering?
>tfw if murica had spent all the money they've spent on pointless wars on space exploration instead, we'd have colonies on mars by now
Almost everybody who has watched Planetes.
I for one, want to be a space weaboo.
>Kids born next century will live forever
>You are last of the decaying
>If we sent a manned mission to Mars in 1977, we'd be halfway to Alpha Centauri now.If we started terraforming Mars in 1977, we'd be able to live on it right now
Both of these things are false.
>1000 men living and working in space by ~2050
That's it? Seems pretty small.
I feel like we just completely wasted everything we put forward in the 60s when the shuttle program started.