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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Even if space travel was in reach for everyone, regardless of wealth, it doesn't change the fact that if we don't find a way to learn how to live properly, we'll use up all those other planets as well. Unless we abandon Constant Production and a One-Size-Fits-All approach to society, it's guaranteed to happen.


MichaelPemulis wrote

I find the whole premise to be sickening. It is:

A) Incredibly costly, and thus pretty much the domain of rich, powerful white dudes. It's a socially acceptable fantasy that essentially reads as, "yeah, I find it okay to spend billions of dollars on juvenile bullshit while everyone else (i.e. people who failed to pull up their bootstraps) can suffer on a planet that increasingly resembles hell."

B) A colossal waste of resources and (I imagine) a huge contribution to our overall fucking of the planet. "Not only do we get to blast off in our awesome fantasy rocket, we did it by pillaging the earth for its resources without any consequences and left everyone else to starve/fight for crumbs! Woohoo!"

I'm not having a good day.


asg101 wrote (edited )

If there are any intelligent alien species out there they would destroy any human infested vessel trying to get out of the quarantine zone they have established around this star system. They have a galaxy to protect out there.


therealmidnite wrote

Yeah, not going to happen. Keeping people alive (never mind healthy) in space (never mind an alien environment) is so ridiculously impractical and difficult that the "colonization" of other planets by anything resembling a human being will almost certainly never happen. The Elon Musks of this world is simply indulging the colonialist and expansionist fantasies of their forebears. That which is human is limited to this world, unfortunately.