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  1. a key part of economics is your ability to enforce your claims on resources, if we have an expansion into space its likely that it will be lead by powers capable of enforcing said claims, when you have an abundance of something its value overall may go down, but that does not mean its usefulness suddenly disappears we can still use those resources to manufacture useful products/more rocket fuel i will reiterate what i said earlier, no ones doing anything about it now, and we dont have the resources needed on the planet to be able to solve it here, population growth is skyrocketing way too fast, and its been shown that in order to improve the quality of life of everyone on the planet, you would need around 2.5 earths worth of resources to do so, while i may not be regarded so well its not about that, i would be no different than anyone who is ignoring the problem hoping it will go away itself now, except that i would be doing something to try and help even if i succeeded only halfway, i would be able to stand tall knowing that i at least tried and made a difference, for me its not about propelling humanity into a golden age, its about ending as much suffering as possible, fulfilling my dream to see humanity explore space, and insuring that we at least add a few more thousand years to our life expectancy as a species, i want us to survive not prosper,i understand very well that simply going to space wont insure humanity ends up in some kind of golden age as a final note, if i did accomplish this goal somehow, as this is all conjecture, i wouldnt care at all if historians ended up seeing me in a negative light, or anyone for that matter, because i would have succeeded and i myself would know that my actions lead to humanity becoming spacefaring and perhaps having some chance of surviving the next 10'000 or so years and continuing the journey that was set in motion by me, because if i was able to set in motion said events, i wouldnt just be directing everything, i would be out there helping make it happen, putting my life in danger as the people who had accepted my decision were also doing and taking the same risks it doesnt have to be this way, we can do it peacefully too, at least i hope we can, the last thing i want is to see our first proper steps into space ones of conquest and uncertain borders
  2. ill go through these points one by one, i am aware that it would take the next century to establish a permanent human presence in space, and i am alright with that considering the benefits that would come afterward, i understand people would suffer in that period but like i said earlier, they were gonna suffer for much longer anyway if we didnt get a move on when i say resources im not just talking about gold and platinum, i know a common fact people say is that one asteroid contains more gold in it than humans have found in all of human history but asteroids arent just gold and platinum, you can make rocket fuel from the resources you find in asteroids, asteroid spaceships have been presented as a viable option for space travel within the solar system, not to mention the massive amounts of water, which isnt something thats really going to tank the global economy considering that we use it for so freaking much, with this new abundance of useful resources i believe the economy would be at the best its ever been since economy started to matter, same with iron and aluminum and copper and we can probably even find some carbon and oxygen mixed in there somewhere, the last thing on my mind and on anyone sane's mind is gold and platinum, also in this case a monopoly on those resources might be a good thing to keep the market from flooding should we start to decide were gonna mine gold if i have to go up there and build every damn thing myself, i will, you can be sure as excrements that i want to live in space be it on an asteroid or somewhere else even if the living conditions were to be uncomfortable for a long time, i would give up everything i have in my life right now to help pave the way for space colonies i wouldnt care if they didnt pay me and ended up working me to death if it means people were going to start leaving the planet and there was a brighter future ahead for our species, theres probably no one on this planet who shares the same opinion as me but as unfortunate as it is, theres also homeless people and people in 3rd world countries who are starving and dont have access to clean water and are suffering from the effects of industrialisation in their respective regions and overpopulation, those people dont act based on what they want they do what they need to in order to survive and find a better life at some point hopefully, dangling a $40-100/hr job in front of them building infrastructure in space and offering them access to food and clean water and a decent place to live to boot, they may not want to, but that is the best opportunity they have and that gives them a chance at a much better life, just like how people will immigrate to other countries in search of a better life, not because they particularly want to, but because its often the only choice they have, just no instead of it flooding our respective borders with immigrants, we have a place to put them, and a moderately nice one at that as a final note i would also like to say that if we do start, i agree, we do need to take our time and think about how these things are to get done, we cant just "go for gold" as you have said while this is true, i also believe life is the universes way of experiencing itself, we just so happened to develop a complex intelligence that allows us to look out there and appreciate what we see, and allows us to have a shot at going to explore it, considering we are quite likely to be one of the few species in the universe to have a large amount of complex intelligence, we deserve the title of species as do other life forms, and we need to get out there and appreciate that weve been brought into existence in the first place instead of writing ourselves off as "insignificant clumps of atoms so we might as well not try" we should be trying even if we make the smallest of dents on the history of the entire universe we should go out there to appreciate that weve been allowed to experience this universe, to see in just the right wavelength of light to be able to see the true beauty of everything around us, we are fortunate, i am not creationist, but i do appreciate that we exist and would like us to make something of ourselves we can accomplish both, it will take a long time, but there is more than enough space in the solar system to house trillions of humans, at first it will only be a few and progress will be very slow, but as we put more effort into it we will develop better rocketry technology and eventually we will all get to leave earth, we will not be leaving anyone behind, we will just have to endure some hardships to get everyone a chance at a much better life, im not denying there will be suffering, but if we dont take steps soon the suffering will just continue without anyone having made an effort at all, at least if we try we can improve as many lives as possible
  3. i wouldnt quite say that, abolishing the outer space treaty just means we have nuclear death hanging over our heads at all times, i feel like if there was no outer space treaty countries would just dump more money into defense contracting and surround the earth with orbital bombardment weapons instead of actually getting any useful space colonisation done
  4. no we can most definitely run out of the resources needed for rocket fuel, especially when its being wasted to manufacture various missiles from nuclear all the way down to standard cruise or air to air, in fact were running out of what we need to make spaceflight possible quite quickly indeed exactly when man started crossing the oceans and colonizing this planet as a whole look how much better the quality of life for the average person started to get, huge empires formed as a result that prospered for thousands of years in a wealth of resources, and we discovered the stuff that powers our society today: oil lol thanks man, my point was made this is the internet
  5. of course when i say i want us to focus on getting off the planet, i mean we need to do it, and then once we have access to a proper amount of resources, we can get to solving the problems we have here on our planet, unemployment goes out the window when you have a few trillion asteroid mining positions available, and on top of that you allow for businesses to grow around this industry, you also just created a trillion jobs setting up infrastructure and asteroid habitats, you just solved the population problem by giving them somewhere relatively nice to go, because you can afford to have nice places like that for them, now that you have a Quintillion dollar mining industry among many other industries, and they can afford to go there because of their newly found well paying job, you also now have access to more of the suns energy and the capability to build as many solar collectors as you so please, creating another massive energy based industry for people to find employment in, you also now have an entire solar systems worth of farming land to grow food from, and a trillion different ways to make the right fertiliser, solving that pesky hunger problem, and you now have octillions of tonnes of ice to get water from and you can more than afford to filter it properly and make it clean, solving that pesky clean water problem, which would also lead to all people being able to practice proper hygiene, thus drastically reducing the effects of that pesky disease problem(you cant eradicate disease no matter how hard you may try this is a fact of life, so ill accept coming close as an improvement)on top of the inevitable advancements in healthcare science as we learn to adapt our bodies to the new environments we now control, while we will have bad for a while that i cannot deny, if we do it right, only good will come from making this great transition
  6. each day i live, i grow more and more concerned about the future of our species, i firmly believe were not thinking hard enough as a species about where we want to be in 100 years, weve made it so far, weve modernised to a point that its possible no other species in the universe has yet reached our level of advancement, we were fortunate enough to evolve higher than average intelligence in the mess that is the evolution of life, and yet we choose to destroy our planet without thinking about where were going to go next when the planet can no longer support us, were well aware of the effects we have on it, and that were relying on outdated and non renewable methods of obtaining energy, so we cant be a stay at home civilisation as it stands, and were not certain such a civilisation is even possible, we fight each other, hunt species to extinction, and have extremely closed minded thinking when it comes to our view of the world. im going to get to the point now, if we are to continue surviving as a species, we need to leave the planet, this is extremely clear at this point and yet people only think of themselves and what the taxes they pay to the government can do for them personally, at this point theres probably a few people who think im a hypocrite for saying these things but let me make it very clear, i want the taxes they pay to go to turning us into a spacefaring species, not into weapons to wage war, not into a health care system ill only take advantage of later in my life, and not into construction projects to create jobs, none of these things matter while the clock counts down to the time when we run out of non renewable resources and no longer have a way to leave the planet weve now destroyed. if we invest in our space programs, things will be rough for a long time im not going to deny this truth. people in first world countries who dont have jobs will still not have jobs, the national debt in the case of the united states will still be there, people in first world countries will still starve and have no access to clean water, but with the population growth running as rampant as it is, we do not have the means to solve those problems directly no matter how much time and resources we put into it, but if we had access to the solar system weve been ignoring for next to no reason other than the general public isnt interested in "that waste of money, build more weapons to keep us safe, and my brother johnny still has no job", we would have the resources to solve all those problems and more, and the economy would enter a boom for the next couple of thousand years. my personal feelings are that we need to stop giving government run space programs pocket change that they can barely do anything besides send a small probe to some place with, and start giving them large amounts of money they can actually make some progress with, commercial spaceflight shouldnt just be about touring low earth orbit, it should be about settling humans on other worlds, we have access to so many asteroids we could gather valuable resources from, and use as space colonies using the rock of the asteroid to shield us from radiation extremely close to us on a cosmic scale, were missing out on a very powerful kickstart to completely solving the problems we have here on earth just because we feel we should focus on them right now, but the direct approach is not always the best as weve proven countless times throughout history and appear to be proving yet again anyway that was my real talk, feel free to add your thoughts
  7. holy love yes, getting this right away
  8. if this isnt the right place to post this feel free to let me know and ill get rid of it, anyway whenever im driving a rover or flying or even walking, if i try to move the stick diagnolly to say do a maneuver in a spacecraft/ aircraft, or walk diagonally on foot, or turn my rover while still putting power to the wheels the controls completely lock up and i cant do anything, this has caused flying planes and driving rovers or even walking to be a pain, anyone know a way to fix this ?
  9. ok yeah, i want this right now, right now, just gotta finish my current planet pack, then this ones in, so cool
  10. i do, but im too lazy to upload them on imgur right now
  11. heres how i think it should be done, develop something like ckan but for xbox one that lets you pick and install mods on demand. then we can set something up like fallout 4 has ease of use included, and microsoft can have control over it like they so desperately want to, but you know what as long as dark multiplayer gets to be allowed, im fine with that
  12. i actually let events progress naturally and let them get flung back out into space by the mun, they were cluttering up my map view and i didnt feel like i had earned them, it reminds me of that time earth had a temporary asteroid moon, which was awesome every single asteroid that got pulled into orbit was on a very similar orbit that intersected with the muns orbit, the orbits were almost exactly the same eccentricy and on the exact same orbital plane
  13. wonderful, just what ive been looking for
  14. the mun is pulling them in, like how you can do a gravity assist on the mun from heliocentric orbit to pull yourself into orbit around kerbin, its just dumb luck that the mun happened to be in the right place at the right time, 4 times
  15. my luck must be off the charts or something, a few hours after i made this post, 2 more asteroids were naturally captured and i didnt even have to do anything, the mun was in the right place at the right time i guess and just happened to grab onto both of them at the same time and pull them into orbit ! edit: 3 of them!!!!, i just found another one that got yanked in by the gravity of minmus!! edit 2: found a fourth one...