the teardown of the one space here has me looking at people in an inquisitive manner. I really wonder if people know how much goes on behind the scenes, or how many people, hours, dollars and thoughts have to go into bringing an idea to life? if you don’t put in any effort, or just talk about something, the odds are in the favor that nothing will change. I see more and more on the human level people all trying to think of an inclusive world, yet, the inclusiveness only goes so far as if you behave just like they want or feel for the vision of the planet. in some respects, these are interesting times to observe and watch, the not so interesting part is that usually, this type of behavior leads to some bad times in social breakdowns.
so, what do people want to do? they want to get off the planet and travel the planets and universe, spend gobs of money, time, and develop the technological tools to do it. I really don't find anything wrong in this, as man is a great toolmaker. what I find a bit off with the idea is asking, “what good will it be for a man to be able to travel to all the planets if the species can’t get along on the one we already have?”
will some the new technologies and tools for space travel help humans and work their way into daily life? yes, they will. will what we learn in processes and ways to improve productivity through working to live in space have lessons we can use to improve life on earth? yes, it can. will the effort to travel in space and the planets make life better for all the planet? probably not.
why do I say that? because mankind will not have figured out or spent the time not traveling to another planet or galaxy but rather inside himself where another sort of universe resides – that being his behavior and treatment of his fellow man, across the board. sometimes I type these missives and wonder if I just might be a bit odd. it is like the man with the steel building. he sees a cheap box but can’t figure out how or what to do to add a few pieces on it to have an overbuilt strong building with an interior. me, I simply see possibilities beyond the box, yet I also realize the reality in how people change, usually only when it is necessary. being proactive in growth and exercising change…doesn't seem big on many people’s to-do lists.
in some respects, I can see where the reality of interplanetary travel will be the domain of robots and tools man creates to overcome the reality of long travel times (and we complain of a 12 or 15-hour plane ride) and the human bodies lack of ability to change and adapt quickly enough for the extreme temperatures, environments, and realities of life off this planet.
so why exactly aren’t we trying to spend more time trying to get along on this planet? it won’t be a few billion years till the milky way and our nearest galaxy in Andromeda crash together. we have time, no?
I know humans can build space machines. what mystifies me is like yesterday, “it doesn’t have a roof.” had a man seemingly not see the least expensive and highest quality solution to his need was simply add the roof. but like looking inward and/or seeing there is more…either scares people or requires some work? I simply don’t know the “why?” but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep seeking answers and solutions.