View Poll Results: Would you take a one way trip to Mars

Voters
54. You may not vote on this poll
  • Sign me up

    17 31.48%
  • Are you freamin insane?

    37 68.52%
Page 6 of 28 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 276

Thread: One way trip to Mars

  1. #51
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Sure, I do.

    The vast, ludicrously large distances to the nearest star systems remain insurmountable to us, for now, though talk of generation arks or terraforming probes are already in their infancy.

    But it's not ludicrous at all to think about exploration and colonisation of our solar system!
    It is at this time. This isn't like pioneers sailing off to a new continent. What planet in our solar system do you think could be "terraformed" - or for that matter, any known planet? Earth has a very delicate eco-system for which it would take very little change in air, temperature, radiation levels to essentially obliterate all life here. Finding a planet that earth-life could be terraformed on is probably 1 in 100,00,000,000,000 - and it only takes one thing for everything to die.

    They tried this even on earth, to build a huge arboretum that was self sustaining in self isolation. Even using external power and all the rest, not only did it all ecologically go to hell fast, the people quickly psychologically couldn't handle it. Every experiment of how people can handle being isolated - even if fully supplied in every way, such as in a large cave network - but can't leave it - fails quickly.

    Humans aren't made of it, even psychologically. Seems like it should be NO problem, but it is.

    For example, how long could you handle being conscious in true, pure silence? Seems no problem, huh? Easy as easy can be. But guess what? The record is how long? 45 minutes! That's the longest anyone has been able to handle total silence.

    How Long Could You Last in the World’s Quietest Room? The Record Is Only 45 Minutes | Video | TheBlaze.com

    The author who wrote about Devil's Island (the penal camp) told of horrific torture, beating, rape, people being whipped, starved... and you know what was THE MOST feared punishment? Solitary confinement. ANYTHING but that. Rather be ripped apart, put in a hot box in the sun with no water, beaten - than put in isolation.

    Humans can't handle it for long. And if confined in a space for long, even other people present, people literally go insane, desperately insane, frantically "I GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE! GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!!"

    For now and into the foreseeable future, there is nothing out there but livelessness and void. Desolation. It would be almost infinitely easier to "colonize" Anartica and the oceans' bottoms than Mars. Even to build a second story level to earth.

    Star Trek really is just fantasy.

  2. #52
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If I had no family commitments? Yes, I'd go.
    Even if you couldn't take any of your guns?
    Last edited by joko104; 12-12-13 at 01:49 AM.

  3. #53
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    The psychology of such isolation has actually been extensively studied for the Navy in terms of submarines. Guess what? There are real problems even in that type isolation - and that is with the crew knowing "the trap" they are in underwater has a fairly soon ending. That's a reason they usually schedule surfacing subs, even though don't have to with nuclear submarines. To assure the crew they aren't trapped. There are real challenges "in prevention of morale deterioration, performance decrements, and in some cases, debilitative psychopathology in submarine crew members during long submerged missions."

  4. #54
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Call it the "spirit of adventure."

    Besides, Earth sucks.
    My wife mentioned flying to Hawaii over Christmas just a few days to get away. Besides the $4000 for the tickets, I did not cherish the thought of 16 hours of flight. So we're going to NYC.

    The trip to Mars?

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Flight 1531 from Houston to Mars. We will be taking off soon and conditions for the flight path are clear. So we will be arriving in 4,323 hours, 18 minutes. Please fasten your seatbelts."

  5. #55
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Last Seen
    12-02-16 @ 01:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    28,659

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is at this time. This isn't like pioneers sailing off to a new continent. What planet in our solar system do you think could be "terraformed" - or for that matter, any known planet? Earth has a very delicate eco-system for which it would take very little change in air, temperature, radiation levels to essentially obliterate all life here. Finding a planet that earth-life could be terraformed on is probably 1 in 100,00,000,000,000 - and it only takes one thing for everything to die.

    They tried this even on earth, to build a huge arboretum that was self sustaining in self isolation. Even using external power and all the rest, not only did it all ecologically go to hell fast, the people quickly psychologically couldn't handle it. Every experiment of how people can handle being isolated - even if fully supplied in every way, such as in a large cave network - but can't leave it - fails quickly.

    Humans aren't made of it, even psychologically. Seems like it should be NO problem, but it is.

    For example, how long could you handle being conscious in true, pure silence? Seems no problem, huh? Easy as easy can be. But guess what? The record is how long? 45 minutes! That's the longest anyone has been able to handle total silence.

    How Long Could You Last in the World’s Quietest Room? The Record Is Only 45 Minutes | Video | TheBlaze.com

    The author who wrote about Devil's Island (the penal camp) told of horrific torture, beating, rape, people being whipped, starved... and you know what was THE MOST feared punishment? Solitary confinement. ANYTHING but that. Rather be ripped apart, put in a hot box in the sun with no water, beaten - than put in isolation.

    Humans can't handle it for long. And if confined in a space for long, even other people present, people literally go insane, desperately insane, frantically "I GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE! GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!!"

    For now and into the foreseeable future, there is nothing out there but livelessness and void. Desolation. It would be almost infinitely easier to "colonize" Anartica and the oceans' bottoms than Mars. Even to build a second story level to earth.

    Star Trek really is just fantasy.
    This is not universally the case. There are people out there who can handle isolation just fine, and you could consciously select personality types for the mission ahead of time which would serve to complement and reinforce one another to make things more amenable for the people who cannot.

    Besides, in the scenario we are talking about, learning to get by in isolation would be the difference between life and death. Even if not at their psychological peak while doing so, most people should be at least able to survive in isolation.

    You would simply have to make sure that they were kept busy and had other outlets available to vent their frustrations (sex, family, leisure activities, communication with back home, ecta) so that they did not have time to linger on their condition.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 12-12-13 at 03:08 AM.

  6. #56
    Sewer Rat
    Risky Thicket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:27 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    23,802

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Say the word, and I can be packed and ready to go by 0500 tomorrow morning.
    Y'all have a nice trip and don't worry, I'll take care of yo' wimmens.

    Ain't no freaking way you'd get me on space ship even with a round trip ticket.










    "When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf

    When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy. ~Dave Barry



  7. #57
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Last Seen
    12-02-16 @ 01:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    28,659

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Y'all have a nice trip and don't worry, I'll take care of yo' wimmens.

    Ain't no freaking way you'd get me on space ship even with a round trip ticket.
    They'd better be sending some women up as well. If I wanted to spend the rest of my life celibate and living in a 6 x 8 box, I could've stayed on earth and joined a damn monastery.

  8. #58
    Baby Eating Monster
    Korimyr the Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Last Seen
    11-23-17 @ 02:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    18,709
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    If I wanted to spend the rest of my life celibate and living in a 6 x 8 box, I could've stayed on earth and joined a damn monastery.
    Funny. When I think of all the ways my life might end up spent living in a 6 x 8 box, religion never quite comes up.

  9. #59
    Dungeon Master
    Veni, vidi, dormivi!

    spud_meister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Didjabringabeeralong
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    33,868
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    As long as there's plenty of legroom on the flight, I'd happily go. Seems to be the most awesome way of committing suicide ever.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

  10. #60
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Colorado mountains
    Last Seen
    01-03-15 @ 08:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,729

    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Amazing... We are talking about a suicide mission to a dead planet and they are arguing over the leg room and getting laid on the way?
    Beam me up Scotty ...no intelligent life down here...

Page 6 of 28 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •