Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

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Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:43 am

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We're one smart bunch of apes -- but we're also incredibly stupid.

How much more advanced would our technology and even our civilization be if we'd spent all the money wasted on war, on more productive things?

Sure, war in and of itself is a catalyst for technological innovation but that is merely a side-effect, not a goal.

When you consider how comparatively cheap missions such as the Perseverance are when compared to the cost of going to battle or even buying a social media platform, one must surely question whether we've got our priorities all screwed up.
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Re: Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby GSVNoFixedAbode » Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:03 pm

According to Wiki, the USA Military budget for last year was over $750B :shock:
I know a lot of that goes back into the US economy - jobs etc, but there will probably be a few getting obscenely rich as well. Just think if even half of that was spent on non-fossil-fuel energy sources, or food, or education.
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Re: Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby paulw » Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:59 pm

You got me really exited there thinking that they had found an alien space craft not from Earth but somewhere else. Great pix though.
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Re: Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby shadesnz » Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:25 pm

Bruce,
I showed my mother your article and this is what she said: We are living in a world where the pursuit of power is more precious than the creation of an intelligent species.
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Re: Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:54 pm

I think your mother is right :-(
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Re: Spacecraft wreckage spotted on Mars (29 Apr, 2022)

Postby phill » Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:43 pm

sadly her great great grandmother would have been as well
( ,,,,,,,, ....... '''''' to too tu two A E I O U use em sparingly there's probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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