Living In A Space Colony - On Earth ~ Random Waves of Insight
Have Posts Sent To Your Inbox!
Enter your email address:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Living In A Space Colony - On Earth

So I was wondering, when are we going to get around to building a beautiful, expansive luxury resort that is self-contained, self-sufficient, and capable of surviving a Doomsday Event? It seems silly that we haven't already.

I know, there are other priorities on our agenda. One might argue that we shouldn't waste funding on a project that we won't see any real results from. Instead, let's focus on researching energy alternatives and resource conservation, right? Well, I think it's just as important to have colony technology at are disposal as anything else.

Just think. What if the earth were to be suddenly hit with a random cosmic ray? Without a specially tinted dome over your head, you'd be toast! Or what if a super comet came down and blew up a ton of dust into the atmosphere? Without a greenhouse the size of a city, the grocery stores would be empty for quite some time. The same scenario might play out after a volcanic eruption. Or a nuclear war. The point is, there is definite truth to the old saying, "Be Prepared."

And wouldn't it be such a boon to NASA to have already studied how best to contain a livable environment? Once we get to seriously considering going forward with a base on the moon, we're going to need to know how to build a successful colony. And then comes mars. We're nowhere near the technological level depicted in "Total Recall." And I think if we worked hard enough, we could develop atmospheric Plexiglas that is truly shatterproof.

So let's get to work!

If you enjoyed this post, please think about becoming a subscriber to my RSS feed.