Do you think we will live on Mars by 2100?

United States
February 12, 2009 6:26pm CST
I think humanity will be living on Mars by 2100. There is nothing stopping us from conquering space. What do you think?
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Well I am sure that I won't because I would be over 130 years old. But maybe my grandchildren will. I guess it is possible that humans may some day live on Mars. But while it is the most habital planet that we know of it is still not ideal for us to live there. I would think that the planet would have to be built on and most of the living would have to be indoors. I think as long as Earth is in good shape most people will stay here. But anything is possible and they come up with new advancements all the time. So it is certainly possible.
• United States
13 Feb 09
I have the feeling it will be a long time before we can conquer space. We are having a hard enough time just taking care of our own right here. I think we will have to get things straight before we can go to other places. ** Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life **
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 09
Almost anything is possible if we put our minds and efforts to it but there are certain factors which may make the dream remaining a dream. Let us say that the world is still in existence. One, the cost of running such a program would be astronomical. Mars has a very thin air and relatively not much water frozen underground at the poles. Think of all the logistics which need to be carried out just to build one sustainable dome. Two, it does not receive much sunlight or heat. There will be initial problems related to finding suitable plants or there will be a need to build greenhouses. Can the plants or seeds brought from Earth survive the journey? Can they grow in Mars soil? Three, mankind is now too busy finding faults with each other. We may end up destroying each other before a viable Mars mission is launched. Personally the money and efforts should be directed towards improving the situation on Earth. If we cannot stop ourselves from destroying Earth, there is no guarantee that we will not do the same wherever we set our roots in. all the best, rosdimy
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I think at the rate things are going we're going to be looking for another place all too soon. With the population exploding and not enough land for homes and the pollution, it wouldn't surprise me if they started looking at other planets. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• Canada
13 Feb 09
Honestly, I don't think so. I believe we will have no reason to go to Mars. We are making some great technological advances on Earth. I don't see a reason to move to a new planet.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I personally don't think so. I also think that there's a lot stopping mankind from conquering space. For starters, Mars isn't inhabitable. You need water to create an atmosphere that would theoretically be stable and eventually breathable oxygen. The only other solution would be to have shelters in place on the planet. But you may as well build shelters under water on the Earth if that's the case... or at least underground. The distance is insane. It's 6 months to get there, best-case scenario. And as far as going back and forth multiple times, you couldn't use the same astronauts due to the lack of gravity and our lack of gravity-creating spacecraft. So that leaves 90 years to develop better space technology. The way we're going today, space exploration is at the very bottom of the list. There's really nothing much "safer" about space exploration today than it was 40 years ago, so I don't see how another 90 years will see much more advancement. Taking off is dangerous, reentry is more dangerous, a meteorite the size of a grain of sand can destroy a ship, and if the ship misses its target (Mars), it's doomed. I just don't think 90 years is enough time. It took the Earth billions of years of natural evolution before it was inhabitable for humans. As wise as we are - or at least think we are - I don't think we're ready to branch out and live on other planets right yet. The main reason being there's too much risk for very little reward. That life-ending meteor might be coming, but it's coming for Mars too.
@rsa101 (15522)
• Quezon City, Philippines
13 Feb 09
There is a possibility that it may happen in that age as right now we have started sending unmanned robots to explore the place. I do think if the world would be at peace for quite sometime this travel to mars would be possible.