Tal Khan and Ojjhas Sinha meditate on escaping the confines of Earth’s atmosphere while floating on the French Broad river in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
12ème Août 2015
Sinha: Have you ever thought about Michael Caine’s line (aka Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth), Dr. Brand in Interstellar?
“We’re not meant to save the world, we’re meant to leave it.”
TAL: Yes, I think about it quite a bit. Colonizing another planet seems like mono-mental task though; I worry that we won’t be ready in time.
Sinha: Exactement. Currently the Earth is worrying about many monumentally trivial [things] (people and events) rather than an idea to save it from destruction. This led me to believe we are doomed. We must figure it out quickly among ourselves, scattered across the world and have a plan for ESCAPE.
TAL: Sometimes I think that there must be some secret, elite group working on these problems underground — because they’re too important to simply be ignored by everyone. But even if there was some group working on this stuff, there probably only looking out for themselves (and thus working on solutions that only need to protect an elite few). We need to find a solution for the masses.
Sinha: Elite ideas require elite groups. These elite groups do exist though above the group (more or less). However, they are not as conspicuous as the IRON MAN rocketry at Space X [for example]. We have ITER uniting France, Germany, Japan, India, China, Russia and the United States of James Carter.
Pure and practical research in these countries is also scantly funded but I fear it will not move fast enough due to handicap in our economies.
Interstellar made NASA cool. A sort of underground “bat cave” where only a select few will escape from our [dying] atmosphere. Elite, underground, and offering monumental solutions for escape & exploration. I for one am not convinced that NASA is cool today. The amount of inertia on innovative (solar-system missions) is very troublesome today. Do we need to go underground now, for the masses?