Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Space is the Place
Seriously. Living in space? It's gotta happen. It's been touched upon so much. Power Rangers, almost any video game involving space, anime's, (most notably Gundam) comic books. Anyone who's into pop culture already knows, and loves the idea. So what're you waiting for Houston?
The benefits are already there practically smacking you in the face. Think about it:
-Immediately solves the population problem. The more people who're willing to invest in these new colonies, already narrows down the head-count. Of course there are only going to be very few exclusives who are first to settle, but eventually the costs will decline, and the numbers can rise.
Cleaner air. We wont have to deal all the crazy pollution we've built up here on earth. Not at first at least. In any case however, we'll be surrounded by a giant vacuum, so we can easily just filter out any pollutants from time to time once things get bad.
Global warming no longer a factor. Whatever the case may be that is causing global warming will be a thing of the past. There's no ozone layer to screw up, and we'll have temperature control. No more unexpected snow days in October for us. We can make our own snow days!
A new start. Of course each colony is going to be a part of whatever country launches them, but it'll be a great chance to work on so many changes. New laws, massive profit from tourism, and better means of socializing.
The rise of Innovates! Innovator's, New-types, whatever you wanna call it. Anyone who's watched a Gunda series knows, life in space brings about a new evolution in humans, upping our mental awareness. Face it. We're practically still apes, only less hairy, but a lot lazier. Time we stepped up, and this is almost guaranteed.
So of course there are a ton of more benefits that aren't covered, like longer lifespans due to space time, but these are just some points. Feel free to share your own, and your thoughts on the idea.