Personally, I have always thought of and dreamt of a future that’s not on this planet but not in a bad way where I hate the planet that we’re on but because of the fact that there’s so much more to see out there that we can’t even imagine. Space fantasies to some of us might be an escape from the reality we're living in on earth, a moment of time where we see things that we can imagine seeing on earth. A world where we can see the rings of saturn in our sky or where the moon over shadows our mountains. It is the fact that I know there’s way more that we can ever imagine seeing on this planet that makes me believe that humans should dream of life somewhere off of our earth, that we deserve to see things in real life that we visualize in movies. It is in our nature to explore, create and live, and we deserve to do so but like I said in the other prompt, I don’t think we are ready just yet. I hope that one day we realize as a whole the value of respecting and preserving the planet we live on; that we don’t expect to go to other planets to take over but to stay on the planet we’re already on with the opportunity to visit other planets without destroying it. Like the way we travel to different parts of our planet..kinda.
Prototyping plays a major role by bringing ideas on paper into something that we can visualize and experiment in a real life scenario that can test the feasibility of the design. It can help sort through the pros and cons of the design to create a better one. Studies and experiments such as prototyping will help humans venture into space and sustain life on celestial bodies. I believe that our generation and the generation after us might not be ready to venture into space. Humans as a whole have not come together to realize the importance of life beyond our individual bodies, collectively we don’t see the value in preserving the planet we live on now and because of that I don’t think we should try to venture out to destroy another one. And even within the prompt, the question “ who is the “we” proves that we are too selfish and naive, that if the opportunity to live on another planet in the case that our planet is doom is ever materialized that we would probably have to fight and kill each other to get the chance to leave this planet.
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