Remember when we sailed into the uncharted seas.. because we wanted to know. I think this is cool. Now we are sailing across space [timesonline.co.uk] using an ultra-thin sail for propulsion using photons, or light particles, bouncing off the reflective sails.
Capable of speeds up to 10,000mph it could reach Pluto within two years and Alpha Centauri, the closest star to Earth, within 1,000. I wonder if the 10th generation of me would be as happy to be on that voyage as I might be.
Remember when we sailed into the uncharted seas.. because we wanted to know.
And do you remember what happened after we got off the boat? Wars, pestulance, displacement of millions of people. And this was to our own species. Then there was extinction, extermination, and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of others. Ahhh, to be an explorer.
Please let's confine homo sapien's ineptitude to Earth.