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    We are like a speck of dust in this universe

    We will never be able to explore the universe we will never get the technology to explore out of our solar system.
    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out of our solar system. Even if we do it would probably take us 100 years to get out and who lives for 100 years?

    just think of it like this.
    We are like an ant colony in one country.
    Do you think the ants in brazil are going to ever meet the ants in asia?
    Do you think they even know each other exists?

    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciferiuz View Post
    So what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciferiuz View Post
    So what?
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    Oh get out you damn emo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We are like a speck of dust in this universe
    Yes, you are.
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    no a speck of dust is a speck of dust. we are humans in this universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out
    We have had the technology to destroy ourselves a 100 times over for 60 years. We lived on the brink of nuclear war for ~25 years (the cold war). I do not believe there is a threshold of our ability to destroy ourselves (a hundred, thousand, or even million times over) where we will suddenly decide it is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We will never be able to explore the universe we will never get the technology to explore out of our solar system.
    This statement cannot logically be made with absolute certainty at this point. Your argument is invalid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We will never be able to explore the universe we will never get the technology to explore out of our solar system.
    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out of our solar system. Even if we do it would probably take us 100 years to get out and who lives for 100 years?
    Voyage 1 is (probably) nearly out of the solar system, and it's only been going for 36 years. I agree we're probably a long time away from any meaningful interstellar exploration (if such a thing is possible) but does that matter when there's so much solar system (heck, we still have so much Earth...) left unexplored?

    just think of it like this.
    We are like an ant colony in one country.
    Do you think the ants in brazil are going to ever meet the ants in asia?
    Do you think they even know each other exists?
    I'm sure Brazilian ants have met Asian ants, because we probably picked them up and made introductions. Also there are Argentine ants living in Europe, the U.S. and Asia which are part of the same mega-colony.

    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out
    Humans seem remarkably resilient towards wiping themselves out and we've been trying really hard for a long, long time. In fact as our capabilities for auto-extincting expand our rate of population growth also increases so it seems to be balanced in our favour.

    A more real danger is some external event wiping us off the planet before we set up colonies somewhere a bit safer (i.e. anywhere - planets are actually pretty lousy places to live).

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    man, Earth is so small... it's like a box... I think I'm starting to get claustrophobic... it's too small! I can't breathe! We need to get out into the solar system and into the universe! Quick, someone build a spaceship, we ain't going to live for 100 years!


    Seriously now... yea, Earth is small compared to the universe, so what? Maybe I won't ever meet all those "ants" from Brazil, heck, maybe I won't ever meet even all the "ants" from my country. But that's not the point. The point is meeting those few people with which you can form a good strong relationship, no matter if it's of love or friendship. The point is that I don't really care that we're dust in the universe because I don't see it that way.

    Oh, and we will get out in the universe. We're already gotten out into the solar system when we left Earth and went on the Moon.

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    These threads confuse me. I do not think human place in the universe being that of a spec of dust is a big of deal. It's the easy answer, the hard answer comes from using a magnifying glass to see the differences between us and other specs of dust.
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    As Sagan famously said: "Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."

    We won't be undertaking amazing sci-fi style cosmic journeys within our lifetimes, but that doesn't diminish the exploration already being achieved. With dedicated missions currently operating on or in orbit around all but two planets in the solar system (with another speeding on its way to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt), I think we're faring pretty well given our limitations. Having several hundred observatories of all sorts doesn't hurt either, and many more are on the way.

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    Lol oh no one of those "we're so insignificant" topics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayl View Post
    As Sagan famously said: "Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."
    Could also have been said by Commander Shepard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out of our solar system. Even if we do it would probably take us 100 years to get out and who lives for 100 years?
    This here, is the opposite of everything else you say. For starters, we do it for the future of the human race.

    While it's probably impossible to explore our own entire galaxy, nevermind the universe, one day we will make it out of our own solar system, as long, as you said, we don't destroy ourselves through war.

    Thread is pretty pointless anyway, we live, we die, it's great to see us advance as we live, and those born after us will advance further. As unlikely as it is, we may be reborn in that future.

    As the first guy said, so what?

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    We are a way for the cosmos, to know itself. -Carl Sagan.

    Think of it that way. We are built of star dust, we are built of the stuff of the universe and we have been formed into beings with sentience. We are a way for the universe to experience itself, to know itself.

    And if you think of it like that, we become bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We will never be able to explore the universe we will never get the technology to explore out of our solar system.
    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out of our solar system. Even if we do it would probably take us 100 years to get out and who lives for 100 years?

    just think of it like this.
    We are like an ant colony in one country.
    Do you think the ants in brazil are going to ever meet the ants in asia?
    Do you think they even know each other exists?

    We would destroy ourselves before we have the technology to get out

    It must suck to be so pessimistic.
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    Where is Carl Sagan when you need him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    We will never be able to explore the universe
    Wrong. Technology continues to improve. In 1000 years I'm sure we have explored quite a bit. Even now there's been Nasa articles about a magnetic field device that warps an object into a second dimension, allowing it to travel faster than light while there. It wont take long until this technology can create a bubble large enough to cover a large vehicle, and I'm sure by that time we have already created a ship intended for space exploration.

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