Friday, July 8, 2011

End of an era

I haven't watch the feed yet, but the last shuttle is now up in space. I have a horrible feeling, a dread really, that unless some private citizens or companies pull out all the stops, we're about to stagnate and move into one of those hideous futures where 200 years from now we're stewing in our own soup, 20 billion humans on the planet wasting the resources by fighting over them.

I'd prefer the future where we're shuttling around from bases orbiting the planets, taking in the sights of Jupiter and Mars, living in the asteroids. Sign me up for that one, please.

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