Space Solutions to Terrestrial Problems
Most people intuitively assume and fundamentally believe that terrestrial problems must have terrestrial solutions. This is obviously due to a lack of understanding about our interconnectedness and interdependence with the rest of the Cosmos. As a terrestrially evolved organism, it is in our genes to adapt to our immediate environment as we have over millions of years. Only recently have we begun to become aware of how celestial events affect our lives. We now know that such events have been critically important to the evolution of life on Earth. Impacts of comets most likely provided a young Earth with the necessary water and perhaps even the necessary genetic materials for life to appear. Subsequent impacts by large asteroids are believed to have resulted in mass extinctions of life at various times in the history of our planet. The cycles of the Sun have resulted in a number of cold periods or ice-ages where life had to struggle to survive and numerous warm periods where life has blossomed and spread. And now, in recent times, human civilization has become increasingly dependent on technological assets located in space. Removing these space assets would pose dire consequences to the functioning of our complex technological society. Thus, in all aspects, humanity’s future on Earth is irrevocably linked to its future in space.
The table below lists a number of problems, issues and challenges currently confronting human civilization that are paired with possible solutions that can be found through the utilization of space resources and technologies.
Greater Earth is the place where humanity can solve most of the challenges is currently faces.
The following topics will be discussed in this section in upcoming posts.
|EARTH PROBLEMS||SPACE SOLUTIONS|
|CO2||SBSP replaces fossil fuels|
|Meeting Future Energy Needs||SBSP supplies unlimited energy|
|Transportation||Electric & Hydrogen fueled vehicles powered by SBSP|
|Global Warming||Solettas & Sun Shields permit cooling|
|Global Cooling||SBSP & Space Mirrors to raise the temperature|
|Industrial Pollution of Biosphere||Move polluting industries to space|
|Desalination of water||SBSP supplies sufficient energy|
|Economic Crisis||Millions of new jobs in the space tourism, space mining and space power industries|
|Declining Prosperity||Importing wealth from space instead of using up the remaining wealth of Earth|
|Govt. planned & regulated economies||Real free markets & entrepreneurship opportunities|
|Debt creation||Wealth creation|
|Lack of livable room||Many new habitats throughout solar system|
|Political repression & control||Individual freedoms & creativity|
|Resource Wars||Infinite Resources|
|Tyrannical world government||Many sovereign communities|
|Small elite ruling class||Educated and democratic self determination|
|Geo-Political Conflicts||Aggressive human tendencies redirected to conquering space frontier|
|Military Industial Complex||Space Industrial Complex|
|Population pressures||Higher standard of living = stabilizes birth rate|
|Worthless fiat money||Extraterrestrial commodity backed currency|
|Cosmic Threats||Space Infrastructure for planetary defense|
|Stone Age||Space Age|
|Loss of Bio-diversity||Renewed reverence for all Life|
|Vulnerability of Life on Earth||Resilience of Life beyond Earth|
|Extinction / Death||Survival and perpetuation of all Life|