Would you be willing to take a trip...and have your children, children's children, and their next twenty generations ALSO take the same trip...that was "OUT OF THIS WORLD"????

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Would you be willing to take a trip...and have your children, children's children, and their next twenty generations ALSO take the same trip...that was "OUT OF THIS WORLD"????

Bignuf Bignuf
Eventually this Earth is a goner. Be it a big, bad asteroid headed this way or just our Sun burning out, or having ONE big flare in our direction. Continuation of our species depends as much on us LEAVING here as does a babies of leaving the crib. This is our CRIB, not our "home", and eventually we MUST leave it to survive "long term".

Astronomers have just discovered a VERY earthlike planet...maybe close to identical in temperature, water and weather, 660 Light Years from earth.

At present rocket speeds it would take thousands of years to go there.
SO...if we decided to send an "ark", of humans and animals to this distant "earth 2" to colonize (who knows WHAT you might find?), would YOU be willing to put yourself and multiple generations of your offspring on this "ultimate" off world trip of exploration and settlement....knowing that THEY might be able to create a "whole new world"????
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
SURE..sign me up. I would SO like to be able to be the founder of a new world..and try to get it
Sure, sign me up, but I have little doubt the mistakes made here would just get reproduced there, if the people made it.
Sure, sign me up, but I think by the time people got there, they would have created their own society, with no link to this planet.
Ryuson , dv8 , Iron Man , Chirple
4
Nope...keeping me and my future offspring on this planet, no matter what happens.
Other?
Kaltir , Rainbow Boy , GonetoLovehoney
3
Total votes: 7 (7 voters)
Poll is closed
12/11/2011
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Kaltir Kaltir
I wouldn't want to be the first to go. How many times do people in general get something right the first time? I know nothing that I could offer to help make a transition of the sort any easier, so I would be a waste on any early trip. But sure, if it happened, if people went somewhere else, then sure, after they figure it out, and can support life there without worry of anything crazy happening, I'm game. Lol.
12/11/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I LOVE science fiction, so I would go if the conditions were right. If it was something like the arc in Rendezvous With Rama (Arthur C. Clarke <3 ) where there would be flora and our culture would be preserved, I may b skeptical about why we couldn't be frozen and then wake up when we got there.
12/11/2011
Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I LOVE science fiction, so I would go if the conditions were right. If it was something like the arc in Rendezvous With Rama (Arthur C. Clarke <3 ) where there would be flora and our culture would be preserved, I may b skeptical about why we ...
Nerd rant incoming...
Well, first of all, there's no physically possible way of travelling so far, and I doubt such a way will ever come about. Most of the thinking that we can find a way to travel light years, discover "wormholes", or travel through black holes is purely metaphysical. Regardless of that, even if there were a way of reaching Kepler 22b, it's highly improbable that the conditions would be habitable. The oceans could be anything from liquid metallic hydrogen, liquid hydrocarbon, liquid ethane, or liquid methane. The point being that it would be inhospitable.

Thinking science-fiction, I'd want to visit it with a small team and establish a nice, peaceful world there, unbeknownst to everyone else. How nice would it be to live on a fantasy, Earth-like planet free from industrialization, pollution, and vast environmental modification? I'd love that!
12/11/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
Eh, I'll just enjoy my life here on earth until it expires. Since I'm never having offspring, I don't give a damn about the future =D.
12/18/2011
Chirple Chirple
Sure, but only if we really had the technology to do it. To build a ship that could really sustain that long.

I have my doubts. You'd need to be able to repair and replace and create and sustain and it seems that if we ever get cryotechnology to work out, that would seem to be more economic resource-wise if not possibly very lonely.
12/18/2011
Total posts: 6
Unique posters: 6