(Stillness in the Storm Editor) There is much I could say about the below post. I’ll offer that the premise of humanity “needing to get off this planet” is founded on our current sick and diseased level of society. Humanity—as it presently exists—is like a parasite or cancer, destroying everything in its path in the name of “progress.” And if things don’t change, we will go extinct as a result of our out-of-balance and short-sighted ways of doing things.
But if we turn the ship around and start using our incredible powers of innovation and industriousness to regain balance with nature (the mother of the human race), then surely we need not abandon this world so we can pillage another—only having to leave that one later on.
Contrary to popular belief, human nature is not inherently destructive, but that is the human condition at this time. Only by gaining knowledge and caring enough to change can we alter our destructive course. And your participation as a member of this species is of prime importance.
We must do the hard work of changing ourselves—as individuals—and then the collective will change. Every mind that seeks to shelter itself from the truth is ultimately part of the problem. As such, those of you who are willing to be the change are part of the solution, blazing a path for others to follow and lending energy towards a collective shift that will be inevitable, so long as we stay this new course.
While the idea of moving from Earth and colonizing other planet’s in the solar system and even cosmos might sound as science fiction to many, the truth is that in the last couple of years, this has been a highly debated subject and many experts agree that in order to survive, the human race must colonize other worlds in the cosmos.
In addition to statements from Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, among others, a pentagon space expert say we need to colonize other planets in the near future.
Speaking at a summit in Washington DC, hosted by the Defense One , Winston Beauchamp, deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space stated that nations on Earth must work together ‘get the human race off this planet onto another planet.’
Beauchamp said: “There is an erosion of some of the commonly accepted standards and norms, and there’s concern about that as folks around the world have tried to find advantage, find seams. That’s part of the reason why we want to codify our norms and behavior in space because it is such an important domain, not just for us but for humanity.”
As many experts in the past, Beauchamp too warned that mankind must look out for collisions or debris in orbit which could cause catastrophic events.
“We need to be able to operate in space both to advance our state of technology and eventually get the human race off this planet onto another planet. We can’t do that if we have to try to fly through a shell of debris,” said Beauchamp
Rear Admiral Brian Brown, head of the Navy Space Cadre, who also participated at the summit said that the United States are leading on developing new norms for the future.
Brown said: “Much like the maritime laws that we have, they are established over time by safe and responsible behaviors and patterns of life. That is something we are pushing for in a lot of different areas, so we don’t have miscalculations in space.” As space exploration advanced, Mr. Beauchamp warned that if another nation attacked US satellites in orbit, the Pentagon would not automatically respond in kind.
“It’s important to note that if something were to happen in space, our response wouldn’t necessarily be in space. If someone were to do something, we would respond in a time and place of our choosing, primarily because we wouldn’t expect something to happen in space in isolation. ‘It would be an extension of some conflict that would be occurring terrestrially.”
Interestingly, all of this comes after Professor Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk said just how important it was for mankind to colonize other worlds.
Not long ago, Stephen Hawking warned that mankind will not make it through another 1000 years on Earth, saying that we must ‘escape beyond our fragile planet’.
It is imperative –according to Professor Hawking— that the human race colonized other worlds in the cosmos.
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