Going to other planets

Serbia
April 19, 2013 10:50pm CST
Do you think humans will go to other planets any time soon? As in go and make settlments and start living there and creating communities etc. I really want humans to start doing that so that i can go to less populated planets, hopefully with less regulations and corrupted governments and politics. It's just less peope=less problems. So do you think this will happen, for the average Joe, sometime in the next 40 years? Hopefully sooner... :)
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
20 Apr 13
No. I don't think so. Not in 40 years. Probably not ever. I think the extent of our going and settling on other planets would be limited to small scientific outposts. But we are a long way even from that. We've only been to the moon but we didn't set up any living spaces there. There has to be extensive planning and experimentation on how to do that and I don't think anyone has yet gone to great lengths in setting any realistic goals on when to attempt to settle on the moon much less other planets. The moon would be the most logical place to start because we know more about it than any of the planets. And compared to the other planets with their own unique atmospheres, gravity, and alien landscapes that are probably far less inhabitable than the moon not to mention our own, it's pretty apparent that it would take far, far more planning, preparation, and advancements in technology to even begin seriously considering going to any of the other planets. There are so many factors to consider including the danger to human life and the cost, which would most certainly be astronomical, no pun intended. And, think of how long it would take to get to the moon even with current technology. It would take far, far longer to reach even the closest planets. But, consider this as well. Let's say we COULD devise a way to go and settle on another planet, in the next 40 years. It would only be a matter of time before more and more people would be doing the same thing and then you would be right back to square one, with increased population on other planets as well as corrupt governments. No, I honestly believe that it would be hundreds of years before even professional astronauts could begin to settle other planets, much less the average Joe.
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
20 Apr 13
LOL. Well, it sounds like you have it planned out. Have you ever done any research on space and the huge amount of resources that are required, and not just money, to actually travel into space? It's mind-boggling. The shear scope of travelling to and settling other planets, when you begin to think about it realistically, goes beyond human comprehension. I can't say for certain that we'll never settle other planets, but if I were a gambling man, and I'm saying this with all seriousness and sincerity, I wouldn't hesitate to bet my life savings that it will never happen. I simply don't believe it's possible. But, hey, I could be wrong.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
haha well i dont know about never. But probably not in mine or your lifetime. I just hope we get onto doing it before this planet runs out of resources because at that point we wont be able to use any resources from here in order to go and get resources from other planet/s because we won't have any... if you know what i mean haha :P
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
20 Apr 13
I would think yes. They will go to the moon someday. Not sure if you or I will ever hear or see it. But I think it will happen.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
Yeah im sure it will happen eventually. But i want to hear and see it. And do it! :D
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• Mexico
20 Apr 13
Id also like to seeit !!1 But I think we are many years away from it. have a great weekend.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
You too :)
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• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yes it is possible when the time comes that the earth is over populated, i think the scientist now is looking for other planets that we can live in. But that is the problem we don't know when.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
I wish we did. Actually the best thing would be if there actually are Alien worlds with other creatures, as long as they are peaceful. That would be my favorite thing, to live on another planet but not where there is humans. Or at least not many of them... But the second best thing would be another planet with humans.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 13
but they must be peaceful humans as I would want to be peaceful and not hassled all the time. I would not want to be alone on any weird planet just so they are peaceful creatures whoever they turn out to be.
• Serbia
23 Apr 13
Yeah Hatley totally as long as they are peaceful. That's a must. :)
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
20 Apr 13
I do not think human beings will go and start living on some other planet, at least not for another 50,000 years or so. Life on this planet itself is so difficult. Nearly half the population is suffering from poverty and there are no signs of any improvement about this aspect. The human population is tremendously on the increase and thus there is acute scarcity of resources. So, there are lots of challenges for us to face. But after many years,we may develop certain highly advanced vehicles to reach other planets easily and safely. We may reach there safely and also create civilizations.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
50.000 years??? :O Why are you doing this to me!?!? :P
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
I cannot possibly live that long! But i will try... :D
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• Australia
21 Apr 13
Hello LegalAlien! I read something a few years back about us possibly moving to Mars around 2025. Who knows. I love anything to do with space and it annoys the crap out of me when I don't know the answers to things like other planets with civilisations, aliens, does space end yadda yadda yadda. But it would be interesting if there were other planets for us to live on. To be honest, I would visit but I don't think I would live there. I guess it depends. I mean if there were more trees and it was more cleaner then sure since humans have already screwed Earth over. But I would be worried people would ruin the next planet. I hate people..... I'm on the fence whether I'd want it to happen. People have already destroyed this planet so why go and destroy another one.. Happy MyLotting. ~AussieGal~
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• Serbia
23 Apr 13
Yeah right. That's the only problem we go to another planet. We meet another civilization or not. And we destroy the other planet and/or civilization just like we did to earth. It's a mess :D
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
20 Apr 13
It might happen but i don't think it will happen sometime in next 40 years.Even if the space ship travels at speed of light and the astronauts in that ship start their journey at the age of 19 or 20 to nearest planet with life which is like 70-80 light years away,it would take 70 to 80 years to reach such a planet.So the only hope is someone makes the spaceship which travels much faster than speed of light.However i would like to accompany you on that journey to other planet as this planet is spoiled by nexus of politicians and corporate and it cannot be corrected.So full support for your idea.
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• Serbia
20 Apr 13
hahaa my brother... Ok we'll figure something out. First we need at least a couple of millions. When that is realized, all else is a piece of cake :)
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@quieley (316)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
That would be nice but I think earth is the only inhabited planet that God created. Could it be possible that living things that are essentials to life would survive their? Like plants, and animals? The idea of living in a not so crowded place and has no crimes is brilliant. But this is life, we are now in living in perilous times. So sad, some people don't care about others.
• Serbia
20 Apr 13
I like your response quieley. But when you brought God into the equasion. Im just not so God this and God that. Yes if there are planets that have the right conditions for life, im sure there must be other life forms out there. Intelligent life forms. I mean the universe is huge, there must be something, somewhere. It cannot be just this, that would be depressing if it was just this one little destroyed planet. But if there are other people, intelligent life forms out there that have not heard of Gods, for their own sake i hope they never encounter us. We will impose gods onto them, and that will destroy them. Nobody deserves that...
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• Canada
23 Apr 13
With the global recession that is currently causing a lot of financial problems the world over, I don't see this becoming something full scale anytime soon. In the distant future, lets say, the 22nd or 23rd centuries, then this could go either way. If the technology and financial means are prevalent, then I see space exploration and travel to begin sometime in the next 100-200 years. Another thing to remember is the vast distances that need to be traveled when exploring space. The planets in our solar system are uninhabitable to humans and the ones deemed habitable are many light years away. Only unmanned drones will be able to do research in our solar system for the time being, aside from moon missions or a possible Mars landing. Mastering the speed of light or the use of the "folding space" theory to maximize space travel are still a while away as of now.
• Serbia
23 Apr 13
Then maybe they can first discover how to extend the lifetime of people. So that we can live 200+ years or something like that. In that case i could live long enough, to get outtaa heree hahaa
• Canada
23 Apr 13
Yes, this would definitely help the cause. For example, the closest star to Earth is roughly 4 light years away. So traveling at 186,000 miles per second (an incredible speed) it would take 4 years just to get there. The distances are so vast that living to a very extended age would be necessary, but when you think about it the problems surrounding deep space travel are much deeper. Think about a craft moving at the speed of light for instance. This speed is so incredibly fast, that even a very small molecule of space debris, would cut through the ship like a laser beam, displacing stability and killing all inside. The complexities surrounding space travel are so common that the stories you read about in science fiction are basically impossible. It is unfortunate, but until the immense leaps and bounds that are required are realized, humans will never leave our own solar system.
• Serbia
23 Apr 13
We can come up with a new Geneticaly Modified Hull Structure.. LoL :D And some shields to prevent anything coming through... And some kick @$$ thrusters, or how are they called. Come on now, im not the scientist here. It's up to you dionysianspirit to get us all out of this mess. We depend on you. You are our last hope. Do this for me and i will buy you anything you want hahahhaa :p
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Apr 13
don't make me laugh, it hurts when I laugh! You are joking, right? Personally, I was promised a manned Mars mission in my lifetime, now I don't think I'll see it. I doubt you will see serious colonization either, maybe your grand kids.... Of course, we were also promised flying cars...
• Serbia
23 Apr 13
Ohhh... maybe the aliens decide to come and help us out. With their ships and everything, take me awaaaayyy :P But seriousley if that does happen, im pledging my loyalty, and asking for a J-O-B..on their spaceship or planet :D
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Apr 13
I wish that too, but, again, I'm not expecting it... big galaxy, tiny planet.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 13
hi legalaleikn yes if our scientists can overcome the climates and all on uthose strange planets then start a shuttle for people to colonize new planets. I hope this happens soon but I will probably not live to see it as science moves so slow on outer space things. I am 86 so probably will not make it but its certainly challenging.
• Serbia
23 Apr 13
You are 86? :o hehe nice thumbs up :)