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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pack your Bags Kiddies!

Stephen Hawking, arguably the smartest man on the planet, thinks it is time to give up on Earth and start colonizing other planets. While he doesn't go so far as to say that things are looking grim here on the mother planet, he just mentioned that "Sooner or later disasters such as an asteroid collision or a nuclear war could wipe us all out...But once we spread out into space and establish independent colonies, our future should be safe." I'm not as worried about the nuclear war thing. Now that we have cut off Kim Jong Il's supply of jet skis and cigarettes, we should be ok with that for a bit, but the asteroid thing is troubling.

Hawking didn't really give any idea about how earth should go about starting the colonization process, just a vague reference that sounded sort of like "They did it on Star Trek, so we shouldn't have a problem."

It worries me that the smartest man alive is telling us we need to abandon earth, but didn't really have any feasible plan to get that accomplished. If the asteroid comes...AWESOME BLOGGERS get preferential treatment for living space on Mir. Sorry to the rest of you SUCKERS!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember we had a guest speaker in our environmental science class who spoke about space colonization. She brought those wonderful cartoon pics of people living in giant bubbles, connected by bubble tubes... Kind of like, no just like a hamster cage. :o)

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