Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Earth- Year 2075

With the advancement of modern day technology, it isn’t hard to imagine what the future will be like in the year 2075. We’re talking about the cutting edge- nanotechnology, biotechnology, and info technology that are being incorporated into every new piece of electronic that is being developed. Advances in medical biotechnologies have already benefited hundreds of thousands of people who have disease and age related issues. The goal is that by the year 2040, the human mortality rate has dramatically been reduced. Hard proof of evidence pointing in this direction has already surfaced, for example- development of virtual reality systems and environments, blazing terabyte sized internet speeds, and independently thinking robots. With every new development, more doors are unlocked- inspiring limitless innovation and creativity.

By unlocking the secrets and mysteries of health and mortality, we could now focus our attention on environmental issues. The invention of nano-replicators would finally bring to life what only existed in the fictional world of the Jetsons- just think; everything you could ever imagine would now be available to you at the touch of a button- clothing, food, household items, and more! This technology has been made available to us since the 2020’s. By 2050, scientists and researchers have perfected this technology to perform on a much larger scale, thereby reversing the signs of damage done by pollution. Greenhouse gases can be converted back into oxygen, and reverse osmosis can be performed on a global scale.

Sparked interest into interplanetary exploration and colonization pulls military funding for a solution towards world peace. War torn countries and nations no longer have to fight over earthly territories. Instead, differences can be quenched by settling elsewhere- by relocating to other planets.

The first successful colony is permanently established in the year 2024, and in 2030, a permanent base was constructed and established on Mars by astronauts. Thanks to newly developed fuel sources, long trips that would normally take 10 months to reach a destination would now take only 10 hours. Methods of transportation have been transformed to utilizing space elevators, in retrospect of space shuttles and other aged space exploration vehicles.

Attaining the feat of planetary engineering, we are now able to live more freely on Mars and the Moon. Ecological environments have been recreated to simulate- forests, rivers, and lakes much like the original formations found here on Earth. Enticed by offerings of free housing and land, populations on the Moon has boosted to 10,000; on Mars, to 50,000; and is expected to continue to grow well up to 2-10 million. Following the science fiction prototype of Star Trek “Federation”, governments presiding over these territories are uniting in efforts to form worldly alliances.

Short-living human progress in planetary inhabitation, a new threat has been discovered by the “Space Eye” observatory lookout. It has found radiating evidence of alien life occupying a distant corner of our Milky Way galaxy. According to astrophysicist, Nikolai Kardashev, this galactic civilization would be classified as “Type 3” in accordance with his advanced civilization rating system. He theorizes that this type of alien civilization would have already developed capabilities to construct wormholes to enable intergalactic transportation.

Discovering life forms of higher intelligence and technology has prompted immediate unification of alliances, in preparation for the worst case scenario.

With all that being said, it would seem that humans are on the right track towards space expansion and inhabitation. Teamed together with technology, this goal could very well be attainable in the near century.

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