Sunday, July 10, 2011
Star Trek was Just a Fantasy
Of course, we haven't completely given up on manned space travel. It's just that the Star Trek vision of space exploration is on the junk pile.
Forget about the prime directive.
We're all about profit now.
It looks like future space travel will look more like the movies Total Recall or Alien.
(from the movie Total Recall)
(from the movie Alien)
You may recall that in the movie Total Recall, the evil corporate CEO wouldn't turn on the atmosphere generator on Mars because it would have made air free.
You may recall that in the movie Alien, their corporate bosses sent out astronauts to pick up the dangerous alien so that they could have possession of a new type of weapon.
Space is now all about the money.
Our new mantra:
To go where no corporation has gone before.