One Finite Planet

Finite Planet

One Finite Planet: Both problem and mission.

One Finite Planet: Both problem and mission.

One, because given it took 4 billion years before life could exist on the surface of this planet, it is going to take a long time to ever find another.

Finite, because no matter how obvious it is the planet is finite, it is large enough for us to mistakenly overlook that the planet being finite impacts everything from the environment to the economy.

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Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Lessons from SciFi: Future Expansion

The Future of Medicine

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One Finite Planet: Both problem and mission.

One, because given it took 4 billion years before life could exist on the surface of this planet, it is going to take a long time to ever find another.

Finite, because no matter how obvious it is the planet is finite, it is large enough for us to mistakenly overlook that the planet being finite impacts everything from the environment to the economy.

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The Future of Medicine

Over the past 2 days I been given a view of the possible future of medicine, attending two lectures: ‘2084: Future Medicine’ and ‘Nanotainment‘. I

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Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

There is a dream, often explored in science fiction, where humanity inhabits not just one planet, but many.

While the dream is still centuries away, as is ‘Earth 2.0‘, the reality, working towards small outposts on Mars or the Moon or even beyond is overwhelming compelling and can provide many rewards.

Humanity may get back up outposts, but for centuries, will have no real second home, and over 99% of us will still need to live on our one finite planet.

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