Elon Musk's Plans for Sending 1 Million People to Mars for $500,000 Each...
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Elon Musk has long been a vocal proponent for the quest to send humans to Mars, regularly suggesting that humanity must become interplanetary if it is to survive. In the past, Musk has claimed that the human race has the potential to evolve to an almost god-like level, but has also argued that if we limit ourselves to just one planetary realm, we may not survive long enough to reach our potential.
At our current rate of technological growth, humanity is on a path to be godlike in its capabilities,' Musk told Aeon.co. "You could bicycle to Alpha Centauri in a few hundred thousand years, and that's nothing on an evolutionary scale. If an advanced civilisation existed at any place in this galaxy, at any point in the past 13.8 billion years, why isn't it everywhere? Even if it moved slowly, it would only need something like .01 per cent of the Universe's lifespan to be everywhere. So why isn't it?
Musk went on to argue that our lack of contact with alien lifeforms could be down to any number of reasons, none of which suggest that intelligent lifeforms have simply never existed within our Universe. Instead, Musk suggests that our isolation is evidence that we are, in fact, living in some form of simulation. But if that's too 'out there' for you, he's also got another theory, suggesting that we could be part of an experiment being run by an even more advanced alien race looking to observe evolutionary behaviours, much the way a human zoo keeper studies the learning abilities of a Gorilla, or as Musk more-depressingly puts it, as a lab scientist would observe mold in a petri dish.
The absence of any noticeable life may be an argument in favour of us being in a simulation. Like when you're playing an adventure game, and you can see the stars in the background, but you can't ever get there. If it's not a simulation, then maybe we're in a lab and there's some advanced alien civilisation that's just watching how we develop, out of curiosity, like mold in a petri dish.