“It Is Our Destiny, Certainly, To Imagine Our Future In Space”

I find myself rereading Beyond Earth : The Future of Humans In Space again…for what feels like the eighth time. One of the things that I enjoy so much about the book is the fact that it’s so easily digestable. Split into 36 short (no more than three or four pages) essays about different facets of Humanity in space, the book finds itself meandering all over the map, extolling the needs and benefits of a future for us in space.


I have to say that the biggest on my mind right now is essay number eight, Stage Three Leadership : From Good Ideas to Unified Action, which discusses in detail the needs of a one world government, and a one world culture to grow and allow us entrance into the void. It discusses the first culture to present itself as a unified Earth culture, The United States, and resistance to that eventual outcome.

(I remember briefly hearing on some TechTV show a few years back that we would most likely be absorbed bny Japan’s culture and morality. I chalk that up to people growing up in the eighties and fearing the great Sony take over of the US government. I wasn’t really aware in the eighties, so I often laugh at this for many different reasons.)

It’s almost like looking at the future. Knowing what’s going to happen. I’ve never really cared about spoilers in books, movies, comics, and tv shows – Because it was the ride that mattered. That, and hoping I could figure out how it would all fit together in the end. That’s why I’m enjoying the global climate right now. Things are so…fractured. It doesn’t look like it will ever happen, but here I am – trying to figure out what the next chapter will be.


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