Elon Musk says that mankind must become multi-planetary species to “preserve light of consciousness.”

By | 2018-06-26T11:06:46+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Courtesy of Inverse:

Humanity needs to become a multi-planetary species to “preserve the light of consciousness,” Elon Musk told his Twitter followers on Monday. The SpaceX CEO’s company is developing a rocket that can travel to Mars and refuel at specially-built stations to continue its journey, but while the “BFR” project sounds like a cool science-advancing feat, Musk’s comments suggest he sees a deeper meaning in interplanetary expansion.

Musk was responding to a Universal Science article on a study about the Fermi paradox released by the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. The paradox concerns the fact that there’s a high probability that there is more intelligent life in the universe than just us, yet there seems to be no evidence of its existence. The researchers looked at the Drake equation that aims to determine the number of extraterrestrial civilizations that we could theoretically establish communication with. The team considered the possible values that could fit into the equation, looking at the possible extremities, and determined the probability that humanity is alone in the galaxy is around 30 percent.

“It is unknown whether we are the only civilization currently alive in the observable universe, but any chance that we are is added impetus for extending life beyond Earth,” Musk told his 22 million followers, later writing that “we are essentially a steward of life & duty-bound IMO to ensure its continuance.” Musk also noted that “it would be amazing to encounter an alien civilization, provided it is not their invasion fleet!” in response to a comment about the “Goldilocks zone” around stars that could help planets theoretically support life similar to ours.

Okay, I have literally been making the argument that mankind must colonize other planets for decades now. 

If our species is going to survive we must get off of this rock and move to new as yet unexplored planets.

I am not much for the idea of destiny, but if mankind has one that is it. 

I would also like to see an ethics and morality test applied to every human that wants to explore or colonize space. 

The last thing we need is to send a Donald Trump or Adolph Hitler type into the cosmos and infect space with the very worst our planet has to offer. 

If, and when, we do this we must take extreme measures to avoid making the mistakes of those who ran roughshod over this planet and carelessly destroyed indigenous creatures and wiped out aboriginal cultures. 

I am not at all sure that we are the only creatures with consciousness in existence, but if we are we must make sure that our so-called enlightenment guides our actions, not our greed.

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7 Comments

  1. anon June 26, 2018 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Since more advanced beings are simply using us as their reality show entertainment, they are having a good laugh at the bozo orange guy. Guaranteed.

  2. Beaglemom June 26, 2018 at 3:47 am - Reply

    I’m not sure that, because we’re in the process of destroying this planet, we have the right to go out and find another one to trash. Our first duty is to do our best on our home planet, Earth.

  3. Anonymous June 26, 2018 at 4:14 am - Reply

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  4. Anonymous June 26, 2018 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Maybe the inhabitants of other planets don’t want us,since we haven’t taken care of this one, they don’t want us trashing theirs.

  5. anonymous June 26, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    OT:
    “Judge Alsup agreed with both Oakland and San Francisco that climate change is real. “This order accepts the science behind global warming,” the judge wrote, going on to say that climate science “dates back 120 years.”

    Ultimately, however, he argued that assessing blame for the damage caused by climate change is a political decision, not a judicial one.

    “The court will stay its hand in favor of solutions by the legislative and executive branches,” Alsup wrote, dismissing the lawsuit and arguing that fossil fuels played an important role in contributing to national development, regardless of their ultimate role in causing global warming.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/california-oil-companies-climate-change-2d43bac35e57/

  6. anonymous June 26, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    “Liberal Redneck slams Trump for distracting from migrant kids with his ‘God-d*mned space force’
    “This sh*t is insane. It’s so hilariously appropriate that after years of scientists on the left asking them to put more money to space initiatives, that the Trump administration does, and it’s through the military. It’s so in keeping with their ability to take a fundamentally nice notion—American leading the path amongst the stars with—and just hog-f*ck it to death with fear and greed.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/sht-insane-liberal-redneck-slams-trump-distracting-migrant-kids-god-dmned-space-force/

  7. Anonymous June 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Something actually related to the topic:

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/26/17505744/elon-musk-fans-tesla-spacex-fandom

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/26/goldman-expects-tesla-model-3-deliveries-to-miss-estimates.html

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/26/battery-in-fatal-tesla-crash-in-florida-reignited-twice-ntsb.html

    Musk is not a scientist or an engineer. He is a carnival barker, who hit the internet lottery with paypal. Just to be clear, everything he is doing which is supposed to be so groundbreaking, has been done before as well as is currently being done with other companies, better. He just has a personality and a known name and a twitter account. Much like Trump.

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