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What are WE going to see?

- Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:00:54 EST 1zawVaPa No.55910
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What's the most advanced/coolest/most interesting space related thing our generation is going to witness?
Primitive colonies? Asteroid mining? The development of a new form of space travel?
Post your predictions.
Bernard-Ferdinand Lyot - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:53:53 EST XQ/d2YSI No.55911 Reply
theres several centuries worth of getting our shit together here on earth so its unlikely this generation will see anything. plus there no point to really until we figure out faster than light travel.
Charles Messier - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:13:20 EST s6y07R4Z No.55912 Reply
We are definitely going to see the rise of sentient AI within our lifetimes.
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:46:14 EST feK9r3AW No.55913 Reply
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Russel Hulse - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:53:11 EST oigSnnJc No.55915 Reply
We'll probably see commercial asteroid mining by robots in our later years, most likely. Hopefully they dont fuck up and drop a rock on us though, would that suck or what?
Walter Adams - Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:43:18 EST fDZ3h+Vd No.55916 Reply
There will always be shit to fix on Earth, that can't stop us from going outwards. We've got the resources to spare.

We'll definately see atleast a man on Mars, probably the start of a colony too (never bet against Elon). Maybe a base on the moon, but my bet is that a race to Mars will be kicking off soon and the moon will be a sideshow, R&D for Mars colony tops.

Maaaaaaaaybe Skylon, not holding my breath on that one though. Ion propulsion should get much better and if we get fusion knocked down in a decade or 2 that could feasibly take us to a nifty fraction of C. Alcuibierre drive seems like a pipedream, but you never know, would require something like a fucking anti-matter power source probably, though perhaps a large enough fusion reactor would do too...

If Elon gets his MCT concept with the BFRs done & produced, space mining probably will be feasible then. 100 tons to Mars yo, could probably haul serious cargo from the asteroid belt too since it wouldn't have to fight the gravity well of Mars.

AI most likely too, don't know if superintelligent AI, depends on how fast the AGI takes off, though looking at machine & deep learning these days it'll probably take off like a rocket.

Humanity's technology is on an exponential rise, just think how much the world changed between 2005-2015 compared to 1995-2005. We probably can't even imagine the shit that will be around in 60 years.

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