StrangeQ: way south: This star wont last forever, and there are also things that other stars can do which would make this system... unpleasant.That is such a distant future that if at that point we are still putzing around with fossil fuels and combustion based propellents we really deserve whatever fate comes to us.
jimw: Have they considered moons? Particularly Pandora? FYI: Going to stars may no longer seem so farfetched.Link
Ishkur: Gunny Highway: I dream of a world known as Couch Planet. None of you are invited.I'm afraid I have some bad news, friend: Couch Planet is inhabited by hippies and they won't move. And all your cheetos are gone.
Quantum Apostrophe: BronyMedic: Humanity's only way for long term (>150-200 years) survival is to look upwards and outwardsNo it isn't. That's a pseudo-religious view popularized by sci-fi and cheesy movies. A deadly vacuum with nothing in it is no place for "survival". Modifying our lifestyle and social model right here is our only long-term hope. We should choose to do these things because they are hard, not because they are easy.BronyMedic: We're running out of resources on Earth at an alarming rate.Are we tossing them into a black hole?Anyways, you loons will all still be right here in a decade, and so will everyone else. Get used to it. No amount of weeping over cheesy sci-fi artwork will change that, or hand-wringing over the "species". You people don't care about the "species", you care about your religious sci-fi stories.No matter how entertaining they were in high-school. [itdoesnthavetoberight.files.wordpress.com image 850x449]
TopoGigo: So, that leaves us with one huge problem: energy. Free or nearly-free energy would solve all our problems. With enough energy, we can desalinate all the water we like. We can filter landfills through huge factories to recover waste raw materials. We can produce fertilizers from hydrocarbons if we choose. Hell, if we really get cramped, we can launch orbital farm satellites. Whatever the hell we want, we can do with enough energy. That's what we can do as a species to ensure our survival. Personally, I like the genetically engineered algae that crap jet fuel as a solution, but there are all kinds of possibilities. Let's get the hell to work.
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