OpieRadio Logo
Compound Media Logo
Jim Norton Logo

We stopped dreaming.

Discussion in 'Cool Internet Videos' started by Chino Kapone, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    16,959
    Likes Received:
    2,196
  2. Lawnkhan

    Lawnkhan Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    The lack of vision by our leaders is shameful. Its not that the people have stopped dreaming, but I think its our leaders who have stopped caring about our dreams. The special interests and the corporate lobbies are the people who need to be convinced that space is important for everyone and eventually yes, there will be money to be made from our endeavors.
     
  3. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
    Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,060
    Likes Received:
    3,993
    I'm a fan of Dr Tyson but I don't agree that the pace of technological change has slowed since the '70's. What has slowed is governement-sponsored manned space exploration.

    Ultimately what will power exploration will be profit-seeking private enterprise, à la the Dutch West India Company. It seems frustratingly slow to us now because we have to view history at the speed of human consciousness
     
  4. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    2,356
    Likes Received:
    300
    Thank god for guys like Richard Branson, who keeps dreaming and has the capital behind him to attempt to achieve those dreams. He really is the coolest rich guy in the world.
     
  5. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    13,849
    Likes Received:
    638
    tl;dw

    The thread title's intriguing, but is the focus more on politics-anthropology-psychology, or biology-anthropology-psychology.
     
  6. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,949
    Likes Received:
    4,077
    I'm assuming that by "we" he means the US government. And he's wrong, unfortunately they haven't stopped dreaming. They are wasting more money and American industrial capacity on pseudo-scientific projects than ever before.
     

Share This Page