Dust In The Darkness

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Somewhere in there…

 

⇒Scope. “…the opportunity or possibility to do or deal with something.” To understand the scope or where our place is in the vacuum seems a task disproportionately inappropriate to reality. The vast emptiness is inspiring to all types: explorers, dreamers, naysayers, innovators, futurists, writers.

⇒The deep dark is an endless playground, but it is wild and untamed. Space will always be as beautiful as it is unforgiving. Once the tools are available, only imagination and drive will limit future endeavors. When our future leads us to be separated by light years instead of miles, when do we as a species begin to develop away from each other?

⇒When humans that decide on Alpha Centauri as their new future split among those who choose to push for Sirius, Canis Majoris, what happens to their evolution? Furthermore, the one’s who want to remain in our home Sol system and split among the quiet vast space between Earth and Ganymede, what does that do to future differences? Light delay and distance will become an undeniable shortcoming in information sharing and tribal mentality. Unless there are some serious advancements in quantum entanglement, which I’m sure there will be, then there will be a dangerous undertaking in projecting a sense of responsibility for the future of our species.

⇒When it comes down to it, it is looking more and more likely, lest we destroy ourselves first, that we are the aliens we make so many entertainment shows about. What we do with the realization that we could very well be the first interplanetary species and how we handle that will shape the entirety of our galaxy, and eventually our universe; perhaps, multiple universes.

 

We Must Answer the Call the Stars are Making.

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⇒Just as recent as five years ago there were thoughts and theories that were only dreams and wishes. These wishes and dreams and thoughts and theories have not only come true, but become more than even the dreamers have thought they could be. Another fantastic landing from, who could only be called a visionary,  Elon Musk and team SpaceX. The Paypal founder is a busy man with creations of tunnels, space endeavors, solar missions, and automation. It is an awesome time to be an observer to fantastic feats of scientific progress, even through times when not everyone seems to be on the same page as to what science and progress can bring us. Being stuck in the past is not the way forward and not the future I want my children to be stuck with. I want their future, and everyone else’s, to consist of mystery and exploration, discovery and progress, and a healthy home where everyone on the surface can have clean air to breathe. I can only thank the leaders and doers putting themselves in positions to bring these dreams to life from a distance, but thank them I will.

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Risks are being taken again in the call for progression and exploration. We will find what it takes to set foot off of our home planet not for moments and days, but for good. There is no foreseeable future that comes with staying where we are, that is only disaster. The urge to push forward into uncharted territory is truly what will define us and what has always defined us. Throughout history there has always been names that have seemed to push the entire human race forward on only their vision and determination, for better or ill. We are most definitely in one of those moments in history right now.

Immortally Immoral, For the Best

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One can dream.

⇒Will there be a time in the next 100-1000-10000 years that are going to be full of as many discoveries as there are now? Especially when we have already reached the point of considering the possibility of agelessness as it seems we are teetering on the edge of, which is nearly impossible to believe. Sure, anything like that is while off, or is it?

⇒The last couple centuries have seen us from horse and carriage, to our own machines coexisting with us that will do nearly anything we can imagine, to launching an intergalactic spaceship to check out our nearest galaxy neighbors. Let us not forget our creation of a hive mind globally circulating the world and orbit or physically (read robotically) flyby of even our furthest neighborhood planets with the King of the Kuiper. Being on the brink of colonizing not only the Moon and Mars yet also the possibility of even extending our reach into the moons held by Jupiter, the Father of Gods.

⇒Scientific progression and discovery has not only been driven by need, but by curiosity and desire. Some argue the fact that we haven’t been to the bottom of the ocean, fed all the people, dropped all the religious war bullshit as a counterpoint to exploring all of these new found territories. Yet, there is a pipe-dream that emanates from that idea. Those issues will ALWAYS exist, no matter where we go as a race there will be a continued difference of opinion on just how to exist. There will never be an end to war, famine, or greed. Yet, I have to say that how we cope with all of that which STILL exists and continue to make giant leaps of scientific movement leaves me nothing if not, hopeful.

Tardigrades Are Made of Awesome

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A rewind.

The War on Aging is actually a thing. The fact that we get older has been labeled as a disease to be fought. Reversing degeneration at a cellular level and getting rid of the ‘garbage’ that our cells build up over time. These are awesome times we’re in considering how much left we have yet to discover after we’ve discovered so much already. This is truly only the beginning.

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LVL MAX Tank Mode

Tardigrades are the Tank you’ve been looking for on that Mythic Heroic dungeon that your team has been face-rolling for the past year. Scientists seem to have found out how these beastly creatures have become immune to radiation. Our Fallout dreams will become a reality yet.

Crisper Wormholes

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To your very core a DNA ctrl+X, ctrl+C solution. Fear the ctrl+A, DEL, to ctrl+V.

CRISPR is a gene editing technique and even if you don’t understand it you should because an evolution has begun as this was the first time it was used on humans.

Wormholes are a thing now, did you know that? Not the kind of wormholes Stargate has taught us about, but still a wormhole! Holy cow!

Cryogenically + Shrimp!

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Break in case of shrimp emergency.

IFLS Contained Ecosystem’s look awesome! These fella’s have some seriously cool stuff sometimes and this so happens to be one of those times. A full functional ecosystem contained within a globe that includes not only plan life, but also tiny little shrimp. Awesome!

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Not how they do cryogenics.

Science Alert wrote a great article on cryogenics, pros and cons, whys and how to(s). Most importantly to realize the why sending the article off with a great quote to keep in your mind when making the decision, “Do not go gentle into that good night.”