The Hod: Novelist, raconteur and celebrated sexual athlete.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Nah, I'm not worried. Natural disasters and wars keep us trimmed up fairly well.
"But I think the difference is, when Democrats go crazy, they get shown the door. When Republicans go crazy they get appointed to the Science committee. " - Shawn Hopkins
"Can it, you nit!" - Violet Beauregard
"And Paradox is never correct. About anything."- Kid Omega
Decorum & Friends (A City of Heroes archive)
I'm with the singularity guy, wait 'til that hits then upload your brain into robuts. Then we can explore/colonize to infinity (and beyond!).
A Fool for the Foom
I'm optimistic for all the things Ian listed - and also because China and India are talking a lot about going into space.
And if anything is going to kick space programs up the bum, it's going to be other nations jumping ahead of people like NASA, Roskosmos, JAXA, and the ESA who think they're the big boys.
"We must fight on!"
"We'll die. We fight and we die, that's how it goes."
"Then we die gloriously!"
"There's an important word there, and it's not gloriously."
- Only You Can Save Mankind
The Singularity is just the Rapture for tech-nerds. It's not happening.
"If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me." - Alice Roosevelt Longworth, on manners
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's whether I win or lose." - Peter David, on life
The Copper Age is my Golden Age
My 2013 1000 comic progress
Chalk me up with those that don't see space colonization as the savior of the human race.
Maybe I am a blind optimist, but I really think when China and India have a higher human development index, then a lot of our population problems and strains will go away. And I think we're only a decade or so away from that.
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With the many, many, things wrong with the world today overpopulation is way down the list for me. Typically because most of the doomsday figures chart a continued rate of exponential growth, when developed nations (i.e. the nations that use up the most resources) already have seen their population figures either level, stagnate, or in the case of western europe decline. In the coming years I expect the same to happen to nations such as India as they gain more economic influence.
Liked Deadpool before it was cool...
If Obama had ordered a crash program to replace the space shuttle on his first day in office and thrown buckets of money at it, the situation would be the same.
Last edited by Iangould; 05-03-2012 at 11:46 PM.