Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to Live on Mars is How to Live on Earth

Though we are still many decades away from sending humans to Mars let alone establishing colonies, scientists & engineers are already well underway developing the technical groundwork and systems to successfully allow humans to one day survive and flourish in alien environments like those of our red neighbor.

That is all well and good, but looking from the terrestrial rock our feet are planted on today, such work might seem at best a pointless exercise or worse a dangerous & wasteful distraction when taking in the global scope of environmental degradation, climate disruption, poverty, war and the looming energy crisis which confronts humanity in the very present here and now. Yikes!

Well, as counterintuitive as it may seem on the surface it turns out the kinds of problems future Martian colonists will have to tackle are actually not so different than those we collectively face today on Spaceship Earth, so learning how to live in the Great Beyond brings to us a plethora of very practical and much needed solutions to overcoming the many stumbling blocks down here where it counts.

To that end, this next presentation from Douglass Mallette ~ CEO of Cybernated Farm Systems, former Space Shuttle Systems Engineer and author of "Turning Point: How Space Exploration and Development Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity" ~ reveals for us the host of life-enhancing knowledge the Space Sciences continue to give us. More importantly, Mallette in this talk brings to the table new socio-economic strategies based on our latest scientific wisdom that if collectively adopted offers up the hope of restoring ecological equilibrium to the planet while simultaneously increasing the wellbeing of all.

Douglas Mallette Lecture at Blindern, in Oslo, Norway

P.S. Very much related to Mallette's current Cybernated Farm Systems company are these amazing food production technologies.

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