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the rants of a boy named cid

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i've decided we should colonize. plenty of people would go. i would.

it just makes sense. for so many reasons--we're already starting to feel the pressures of overpopulation (granted, there's plenty of room here on earth provided we are willing to give up certain ways of doing things. we're not out of room yet, but our planet is more crowded than it used to be...), the massive efforts such a campaign would almost certainly be good for just about everyone's economic situation, for the scientific knowledge and insight which would be gained by having first hand human experiences with parts of the universe almost completely new and uncharted (or at least unvisited), not to mention the most obvious reason of all--survival.

in this age of nuclear warheads and hostile artifical biochemical agents the thought of our own extinction has crossed many a page, screen, and verse. and on the other hand we've got natural disasters and collisions with heavenly bodies to be worried about, too, so i guess it's just like the old saying goes--don't have all your eggs in one basket.

starting small is in order, yes. we've got a lot to learn, no doubt about it, but slow is not the way to go. we've got the technology, let's use it. we'll put a city on the moon, first, then as soon as we've got a stable colony here in our backyard, we need to put a little distance between our baskets--i.e. mars.

the more places we reach out to establish ourselves in, the stronger we will be as a race. also, human cultures will change and develop. it's time we stopped treating these contemporary concepts as naive, unrealistic science fiction, and started putting our ideas to the test, exploring the limits of what it means to live. we need to make the most of what we have available as a whole, instead of meddling in the affairs of the unenlightened and the ignorant.

i don't know, maybe i'm just young and simple, but there is a better way of doing things, we should do it the better way. money or pride or laziness or tradition should not stand in the way. there are so many people who just don't belive....

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