Elon Musk says human race should go to Mars before WWIII or cataclysm destroys life on Earth

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December 2015SPACEMankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned. The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements. His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and spacecraft technology to carry humans to the red planet.
Speaking in an interview with GQ, he said such a mission may be important to help ensure the long term survival of mankind. In particular, he believes a Martian colony could help to ensure humanity survives if there is ever a calamity on Earth that destroys life here. ‘You back up your hard drive…. Maybe we should back up life, too?’ he said. However, Musk, 44, who co-founded PayPal, insisted it was important for mankind to seize the opportunity to visit Mars while there is currently the technology and the impetus.
He warned there may only be a brief amount of time to accomplish this mission before something like a war or religious extremism causes a move against technology. Musk said: “I think we need to acknowledge that there’s certainly a possibility of a third World War, and if that does occur it could be far worse than anything that’s happened before. ‘Let’s say nuclear weapons are used. I mean, there could be a very powerful social movement that’s anti-technology. There’s also growth in religious extremism. Like, I mean, does ISIS grow…?’ SpaceX is currently one of two private companies providing cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station.
He said: ‘I think it’s gonna seem pretty crazy, no matter what. It’s really big. There’s not been any architecture like this described that I’m aware of. Earlier this year NASA employees revealed a ‘budget’ plan to send a SpaceX capsule to the red planet in 2020 to return samples left by the next Mars rover. Musk also recently discussed an idea to make Mars more habitable by using ‘nuclear pulses’ in the upper atmosphere to heat the planet. –Daily Mail
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3 Responses to Elon Musk says human race should go to Mars before WWIII or cataclysm destroys life on Earth

  1. Whyte says:

    Ya… I’m okay going down with the ship here on earth thanks

  2. G says:

    Going to Mars is a pipe-smoked filled delusion of epic proportions. The energy, materials, cost etc would be in incalculable. The last remaining precious resources on the planet would be consumed to fund the lunacy of 1) actually making it to Mars; setting up a colony would be a perfect suicide mission (what could possibly go wrong?) and the idea that humans have the technological God-likes powers today, right now, to terra form Mars into a oasis on even the smallest scale is absurd! Why? We live and thrive on Earth! THE Criminally Insane think just like this. And today, they are recognized for who they are. Instead, lets pull back from the brink… and make sure we human beings eliminate the need for “making” war and chaos as a policy tool by the Bankers, Puppet Masters, to justify their obsessive control and need for abject power.
    We don’t need to go to Mars. We need to wake the fuck up and see that we already live in the Garden of Eden; we need to stop destroying our home. Let’s put our creative, genius abilities and talents into protecting and securing what we should profoundly appreciate. The sad truth, we do not collectively appreciate the high(est) value of life (all life forms), because we do not know what is value or valuable. We just don’t know that anymore, and have no idea. That needs to change while we still have some time left, that is true. Musk is the definition of a Cynic: Knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing!

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