Weekend Open Forum: Would you move off world?

By Jesse · 33 replies
Jul 12, 2013
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  1. Take a moment to sort through the myriad implications of leaving our planet and explain why you would or wouldn’t move off world. What are the social or environmental pressures that would convince you to leave? What technological advances would...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I think the title should be: "Would you move off Earth?".
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  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    No, because all the people who thought they were smart would be leaving too, and those are the most dangerous people.
  4. Well.. none of the foreseeable technological advances going to convince me to leave earth unless they can make a greener place somewhere. Even between all the natural disasters and having to deal with stupid people, our blue planet would still be too beautiful to leave.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    There are only two scenarios in which I would consider moving off world. First is if I am given command of my own intergalactic starship with which to conduct commerce and other economic-related activity. Therefore, I would insist that mankind develop starships and massive private drone armies...Because no star ship is complete without it's very own massive, private drone army. Second is if an extinction event were immanent. Obviously this means I would have to leave or face certain annihilation. As such, I would promptly hop the most convenient space ferry departing for Colony-Whatever-They'll-Call-It.

    Outside of those two scenarios, I see no compelling reason to leave one helplessly confused human population for another that would doubtless be even more addled and speculative about itself and the nature of the universe.
  6. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    The way the US is headed for the worse, yes I would. As long as I had internet, my own place to live and a job to keep me busy.
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  7. aspleme

    aspleme TS Enthusiast Posts: 56

    I don't think I would really be that picky about moving off planet, whether it was to another planet or two a space station or ship. I would want a reasonable number of people I get along with and like to be going too, and I'd also want reasonable communications with earth. An email or video to/from home once in a while would be nice and I'd want to be able to get ebooks and the occasional movie.
    I think I'd have to be part of the command staff, if not directly in charge. I can live with foolish decisions here because the world and this country are vast enough that most decisions do little to affect me. As part of a colony leaving Earth, I don't think I could accept the same kind of foolish decisions.

    There would need to time for recreation, just as there is here. It wouldn't be that bad to work long days some of the time, or even a lot of the time, but there needs to be more to life than working and sleeping. The food would also have to be decent... It would be hard to always be away from the woods, to never get to relax by a babbling brook or a winding stream, but I think with the right company (friends, not a business) it would be worth it.
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  8. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I wouldn't leave unless Internet speeds and network latency in outer space improved significantly.
  9. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,875   +1,292

    "If you're of the dying breed of climate change denialists, there's always the zombie apocolypse to consider, too."

    Nobody is denying climate change - its called THE WEATHER, and its subject to multi-century and multi-millenia cycles. What a growing number of scientists, university staff, researchers and other highly educated people do have a problem with is the laughable scam known as "man-made climate change". A month doesn't go by now without more damning evidence leaking out. Sure, the media does all it can to suppress the truth, but that doesn't make it go away. Al Gore owns the largest carbon credit exchange on Earth. Nobody who is intellectually honest with themselves thinks that's a coincidence.
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  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    No matter where you move, you would be taking the same problems with you. It would be better to (wish I could say: simply) fix issues, where you are now.
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  11. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    As long as my Wheelchair doesn't kick me off the allowed list; hell yes I'd go. I'm just sick of what's all going on here. Although, I would hope they would screen and only let non-racists, biggets, etc. go. Try to finally put a stop to all that stupidity somewhere... But that wouldn't happen... I want my own private moon...
  12. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Just a month or two ago the guys over at earthsky reported an 11% increase in vegetation since 1982 which can be attributed to rising CO^2 levels and the effects it causes. So maybe we should consider that perhaps the earth can handle itself?
    The earth has been around the block a few times, I'm not worried about it kicking the bucket anytime soon.
    However, I don't plan on moving to any other planet. The earth is not even in the same league of beauty compared to any other planet, not to mention its meets all my needs like no other planet can.
  13. Would I get to travel first-class ? It's a seriously long journey so no way I'm going coach.
  14. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Well, I wouldn't move to Mars, but I wouldn't have a problem living on and working on a star ship that ferries people across planets. Otherwise, I'd stay right here on Earth. Wouldn't have to live in a glass dome...I can go outside and get fresh air as I run barefoot through the soft grass...can't do that on Mars, lol.
  15. domyz

    domyz TS Booster Posts: 28   +31

    I just realised I'm on a seriously nerd's website when I see questions like this.
  16. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Idk I probably wouldnt sneeze as much on mars. maybe the lesser gravity would be good for my aching back. id go if I could teleport back and forth :). a starship launch does not sound fun, even a airplane is a pain in the stomach.

    The real question is... Will there be any women with 3 tits?
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  17. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

    Totally depends what civilization over there is like. I think I would, if I could get a career doing something I enjoy over there.
    Would be nice to start over :)
  18. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Booster Posts: 166   +40

    I couldn't play online games with decent latency.

  19. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    Every other planet looks boring and monotone compared to the Earth, we were meant to live here and there's no way I would move to any other planet.
  20. blackbellysheep

    blackbellysheep TS Rookie Posts: 24

    If you can convince me the wraith isn't out there waiting, sure I'd go but I need a fully equipt battle cruiser capable of warp speed, my own personal shield with invisibility, a complete backup of earths internet, a capable crew and 30 porn stars of my choosing.
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  21. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I would move if it became unsafe. I am quite interested in this topic though. I am so excited for that movie Elysium (I think it is called that).
  22. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    are you sure you are not Lucius Lavin from the Pegasus galaxy? :)

    what is out there? the truth is out there... :)
  23. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    The world is pretty awful, but I wouldn't want to die nor move off it. Wouldn't get internet or be able to read Techspot. Why are they on Mars when it takes 2 years to get there when they should colonize the moon? Don't we already have water/air shortages? Why take our air/water? Develop alchemy if you want to inhabit other planets.
  24. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    So we'd move off earth to escape our environmental issues... to a place with far worse environmental issues? (I know you didn't specifically mention Mars, but I think that was implied.)

    I will say this about Mars... it won't have any issues with rising sea levels. Deadly radiation from the sun perhaps, but we won't need flood insurance.
  25. ess333

    ess333 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Wait .. what !!!!, are people already buying tickets? where?

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