How the mastery of energy and space could enable civilization to rise to a higher level, which will be dubbed here as "Kardashevian Aspirations". A higher level of civilization could mean peace, prosperity and freedom for all, but you never know. (Somebody might find a way to screw it up.)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Evening Wrap, 7/9
With the last Shuttle mission in the books, and the likelihood that Obama will be defeated in 2012, it looks like there will be a new mission early in the next administration. I will continue making the case for a Moonbase mission that sets up the long term goal of colonization. Maybe the world "colonization" is supposed to be bad, because it isn't politically correct. I think it should be used for that very reason. The idea is to reject the notion that colonization was a bad time in history. Western Civilization did more to further progress in the world than not, no need to apologize. By using that word, we need to reject the notion of self hatred that is poisoning our culture. In particular, we should reject liberalism.