View Full Version : Exploring the Galaxy
August 5th, 2011, 9:33 PM
You've been given the opportunity to own a brand new space ship, that is well defended, can replicate food/fuel, and is fast enough that you can explore the entire galaxy within your life time. (That really only works if you're fairly young. lol) However, if you choose to take this opportunity, you can no longer return to Earth, ever see or speak to anyone from Earth, or share any of your findings with Earth. You also have no clue whether or not there actually are aliens in the galaxy, or how advanced they are.
Would you do it?
August 5th, 2011, 9:45 PM
Heck no, I would be way to scare to do it also, I would want to stay on Earth, because I would miss all the things and people on Earth.
I would also get lonely :(
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August 5th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Being alone for the rest of my life would kill me from the inside, so no. xD
August 5th, 2011, 10:18 PM
No thanks. I want to live a normal life, not be stuck in space.
August 5th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Keep in mind, it's entirely possible that there are other races out there, possibly way more advanced than us, that you could meet, and maybe even join at some point, if you get tired of exploring.
Then again, maybe not.
August 5th, 2011, 11:12 PM
I wouldn't do it. I have friends, family, games and Internet to make me happy on Earth.
August 5th, 2011, 11:18 PM
My, Uranus sure is big.
Travelling the cosmos could be fun. Am sure that I could find a nice meat substitute. Like eggs.
And there are bound to be bunch of asteroids to have fun with.
Tractor beaming them towards planetary collisions, blasting 'em for target practice, looking for the worm than ate the Falcon, etc.
August 6th, 2011, 6:50 AM
I wouldn't risk leaving my friends for finding something totally undiscovered. I might find some other planet/star with intelligent life being, but it's probably going to be a big gamble.
August 6th, 2011, 6:58 AM
Hell no, being alone trying to explore the unknown galaxy. What if some aliens abducted me and experimented on me? D:
I'm pretty happy here on Earth.
August 6th, 2011, 1:12 PM
If I could bring one person with, and explore beyond the Milky Way, then yes. But just one galaxy for 60-70 years? Meh.
August 6th, 2011, 4:47 PM
No, I don't think even in my darkest moods I'd want to be alone for the rest of my life. I like the idea of doing something meaningful and seeing new things and having those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but it seems awfully lonely.
August 6th, 2011, 9:09 PM
Hell no. I'd rather stay here despite me always wanting to be alone XD.
But discovering a wormhole, going to other galaxies, going to Proxima Centauri would be nice lol.
And I can stay away from my classmates :).
But I'd rather stay here lol.
August 7th, 2011, 3:40 AM
I'd really like to make such a venture, but if I can't bring my discoveries back to Earth nor return when I retire, there's no good reason to go.
August 7th, 2011, 4:44 AM
I'd do it, but only if you don't mean just the galaxy, because that doesn't take 60 years. =/ I don't mind being alone, I don't need social interaction, I don't care if I won't return, and I love space, I'm definitely going.
August 8th, 2011, 12:01 PM
As nice as that sounds, I'd have to pass. I'd be longing for a computer/internet access and I'd probably go crazy. :<
August 9th, 2011, 4:54 AM
Sounds nice but I can't be by myself forever and I would love to return to Earth to see my friends and loved one so nope
August 9th, 2011, 5:02 AM
I'd like to (think) take the risk --if there is the slightest chance that maybe another intelligent life or whatever exists, I'd want to take that chance.
However, I won't.
August 9th, 2011, 6:22 AM
Never if I couldn't return, that would just make it seem lonely and not worth it.