Let’s Do it!!! SPACE TRAVEL!!!
Okay, up to this point, I have focused mainly on the dangers of technology. I may have come across at times as even hating technology. I do. But I still use it and even love some of it, as long as it’s used properly. I am also well aware that I, unfortunately, do not get to decide what people do with their devices. Blasted freedom! Now, though, seeing as this is my final blog, I am making a suggestion to the world.
We NEED space travel, not the moon, not mars, not just anywhere in the solar system, but wherever the hell we, as human beings want to go. I am intentionally going to ignore some of the obvious questions that may arise, such as how to pay for a project of this magnitude without being guaranteed that it will work. I don’t care. This is EARTH! We can do anything. C’mon!!
We need to create some sort of engine that allows us to travel at the speed of light, but what would be more impressive would be a jump drive of some sorts that would allow us to hop around through some sort of worm hole. I don’t know how to make such a device, but would be more than happy to volunteer my time to bring coffee, cigarettes, or run errands for the super-smart scientists that could be working on it.
Think of the benefits! There have got to be millions of planets with cool things on them. We could get all the resources we would ever need from uninhabited planets. Maybe we would find advanced civilizations that we could learn from. If I have learned anything from Sci-Fi movies and TV, its that advanced civilizations can detect drives from far away. We probably don’t even need to build an actual ship at first, just the jump drive. Then the aliens with the technology will come to us. We might even be able to just develop a device that mimics the pattern.
Maybe humans shouldn’t have such technology, but we already have some pretty dangerous shit out there and we are a very dangerous species, but maybe space travel could help chill some folks out. Who knows? The Shadow? At least we will be able to find out.
I understand that there are so many problems with trying to develop this technology at this point in our history. I feel we should spend all of our time and resources curing disease, feeding the hunger, fixing the environment, solving the energy crisis, and making sure that everyone has clean water and basic human rights. But if we’re not going to spend the money to do this, let’s go to space. My only suggestion for funding would be to take all of the military budgets from every country and use it for research and development. I think this would solve multiple problems all at once. Some may think that not every military power in the world would do this, but I beg to differ. I don’t think any leader would be dumb enough to pass up the opportunity to help develop a jump drive. Case closed.
As a final thought, I would like to suggest that the ships we fly in look either like the Battlestar Galactica, Cloud 9, or a Cylon Basestar. Good looking ships.