Originally posted by apathist
The way we work that out:
3) most of us miss out
2) some of us work like slaves
1) a few get mega-rich
is this sustainable
One of the reasons for getting off the planet is this: 66 million years ago dinosaurs got their day ruined pretty much forever, but a combination of really bad things on Earth, volcano's up the kazzoo the likes of which humans have never seen before and that big asteroid that hit in the Yucatan, the chicxulub asteroid, left a hole in the ground over 200 Km diameter and they have found deposits from that strike, 700 feet deep on BURMUDA.
So think about that one. If humans want to survive something like that they dam well BETTER be off the planet when that happens.
If some big asteroid comes barreling in fast we have ZERO way of stopping it right now. A hundred years from now, we have cities on the moon, colonies on Mars self sustaining, Earth gets whacked, humans still live.
Maybe that is not an important thing in YOUR life but I kind of like humans, most of them anyway, bad seeds everywhere. But no god is coming down to fix our boo boo's so we better be able to fix stuff ourselves and one way of at least keeping humanity alive is to get the hell off this dangerous planet.