I am a 22 year old gay male living in San Diego. This blog is a compilation of Vintage things I really like, photos I've taken, and Vintage things I collect, fix and sell. Photos with the word "Wisenodnarb" on Them or in their tags are mine. :) Questions?
"I think the lens of history is a helpful way to distinguish more from less important things, and the further out you zoom, the more you can distinguish the less important from the more important. And you can take a look at the whole 4 billion year history of Earth and the evolution of life itself and say, "what are the really big milestones of life itself?" And you can point to, obviously, single-celled life and multicellular life, differentiation of plants and animals, movement of life from ocean to land, the mammals, consciousness…those are the ‘biggies’…and those stand above the parochial concerns of humanity. But I think on that scale would also fit life becoming multi-planetary. I think it would be at least comparable to life going from oceans to land - probably more so - because at least the oceans to land could be a gradual affair - you get uncomfortable, you hop back into the ocean - it’s a lot harder to travel a billion miles over irradiated space and then land on a hostile environment and create a self-sustaining and growing ecology. That’s really really hard. In fact this is the first time in the 4 billion year history of life itself that it’s even within the realm of possibility. So, I think therefore, if something is important enough to figure on the scale of evolution of life itself, it should be at least considered, say, as much money as we spend on something like lipstick…so I think we should spend a little of our resources doing that; it’s just a wise bet for life as we know it."
Elon Musk on the importance of becoming a spacefaring/multi-planetary species