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    ... I have only one question - why?...... other worlds - is it worth it to first build a normal life on your own planet?
    No.

    Why make cars, the horse is already making such a mess of the streets. Why do any thing if we haven't perfected what we already have? The more choices and options we have the more we can do. Being able to mine stuff in space has the potential of being much cleaner with richer larger resources. That leaves the option to stop doing that on the ground and cleaning up some of the mess, to do other things with the land. Not going to space means doing more extreme things to get to the few mineral deposits that are left. Knowing more and having more options gives you more choices and with more choices it's easier to make better ones and clean up some of the mess of the past. The car meant no more piles of horse poop down the middle of every street. On the other hand Not all the potential of Lightwave 5.5 had been achieved, so we need to go back to 5.5 and perfect that before moving on to 2020? We will never be perfect. It's just a wonderful thing to have more knowledge and options. Yes, it would also be really nice if people didn't make a mess and screw things up, but they do ... Just my view

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    Quote Originally Posted by roboman View Post
    No.

    Why make cars, the horse is already making such a mess of the streets. Why do any thing if we haven't perfected what we already have? The more choices and options we have the more we can do. Being able to mine stuff in space has the potential of being much cleaner with richer larger resources. That leaves the option to stop doing that on the ground and cleaning up some of the mess, to do other things with the land. Not going to space means doing more extreme things to get to the few mineral deposits that are left. Knowing more and having more options gives you more choices and with more choices it's easier to make better ones and clean up some of the mess of the past. The car meant no more piles of horse poop down the middle of every street. On the other hand Not all the potential of Lightwave 5.5 had been achieved, so we need to go back to 5.5 and perfect that before moving on to 2020? We will never be perfect. It's just a wonderful thing to have more knowledge and options. Yes, it would also be really nice if people didn't make a mess and screw things up, but they do ... Just my view
    Quote Originally Posted by OFF View Post
    ... I have only one question - why?...... other worlds - is it worth it to first build a normal life on your own planet?

    If I´m not wrong....I think that OFF´s comment got a bit wrong and should have stated "Is it not worth it to first build a normal life on Our own planet?
    And that question is something I could agree on, but it depends on...

    If these challenges that we as humans species undertake eventually brings on better technology or understanding of ourself, to a such a level that we all will have a better living on this earth ..
    then it may be worth it, but there is also a possibility that such undertakings isn´t worth it and only cost us extreme amount of money..where it could be better spent to invest in better lifes here more closer to now than the future..and only when we have reached a much better level on earth, then start to undertake these challenges.

    But who can really calculate on that?

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    I really liked the asteroid and Mars scenes. Neat idea of rockets launched from a rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouO311 View Post
    I really liked the asteroid and Mars scenes. Neat idea of rockets launched from a rail.
    Great that some old ideas are still alive and kicking, first film to use it I think was When Worlds Collide. Had to smile when the nuclear pulse motor flew by too, always loved that idea.
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