Live...On another planet?

by filip_bec on August 28, 2013 - 4:12pm

Have you ever thought of living on another planet than Earth? Something that was just seen in movies will now become a reality. Magnificent or frightened, it’s for you to decide. For 25$, you can buy yourself a trip to Mars in 2023, but a little condition applies; you will never be able to return home. You may think only crazy people will accept a deal of this kind, but surprisingly, over 165,000 people already applied to colonize the Red Planet.

Mars One Mission are the organisers of this special mission. Their goal? Choose 4 people, 2 male and 2 female, from each continent. They need to be like astronauts; in a very good shape, healthy, capable of learning quickly new skills, and to perfectly work in teams. Because on Mars, you don’t have two chances. Either you survive, either you don’t. This is why there will be a 7 years long training before they will be launched on the Red Planet. The participants will have all the basics, such as food, clothing and housing, but this biggest challenge they will need to overcome is that there is no turning back.

For me, this is a huge step forward for the mankind. Just 20 years from now, we didn’t even think of colonizing other planets from our solar system. This just shows that we, humans, have no limits in life. If today, we can already plan a permanent colonization of Mars, what will we be able to do tomorrow? Our technology will never cease growing, so we need to be able to live with it. Some say we are the ones who created this world, and the ones who shall destroy it, but I don’t believe such things. With this mission of colonizing Mars, we will be able to understand how humans react in a totally different environment. Technology will not kill us; we will evolve with it, and better understand it.

More information about this subject can be found on the link below:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-oneway-ticket-too-tempting-to-ignore-165000-apply-for-mission-to-colonise-mars--despite-no-chance-of-them-ever-returning-to-earth-8782509.html

Comments

This subject is quite interesting. I agree with what you said: our technology keeps improving every day and this is just the beggining. Who knows what is our next step. Finding an intelligent form of life outside of our galaxy perhaps? However, I dissagree when you say that our technology will never cease to grow. At some point, very far far away, we will no longer be able to evolve anymore since we would not be able to go against nature's will. For instance, we will not be able to travel faster than light, since phisically, light is the fastest object in the universe.

At first i thought this article was an april fool until i found out that it was published in August... My second reaction was "I'm in, I wanna go to Mars" but then I read on how they thought about financing the whole operation... Making a TV-Show out of the adventures of a selected group of people who conquer another planet for the entertainment of the folks back on earth. Ridiculous! It definitely reminded me of the movie "Hunger Games" somehow...