hate these ads?, log in or register to hide them
Page 1 of 23 123411 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 450

Thread: Mars one, Human settlement of Mars (no joke)

  1. #1

    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Posts
    590

    Mars one, Human settlement of Mars (no joke)

    Video:


    Website:http://mars-one.com/

    tldr: someone realized SpaceX has come far enough to send humans to Mars as long as they don't have to come back. Plans to finance it by turning it into a reality show. Think big brother, on another planet, except nobody leaves the house...ever

  2. #2
    Liare's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    14,972
    *checks calendar*

    you're late mate.

    seriously, where are they going to find the funds ? how are they going to make it work ? how are they going to avoid having the crew murder each other ?


    the basic problem is and remains H2O tbh.
    Viking, n.:
    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

  3. #3
    NoirAvlaa's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 12, 2011
    Location
    Portugal, laaaa
    Posts
    5,876
    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    *checks calendar*

    you're late mate.

    seriously, where are they going to find the funds ? how are they going to make it work ? how are they going to avoid having the crew murder each other ?


    the basic problem is and remains H2O tbh.

  4. #4
    Liare's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    14,972
    you're going to have to go ahead and explain that one for me Noir
    Viking, n.:
    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

  5. #5
    Funkert's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Unsub Kapelle
    Posts
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by dr axler View Post
    Plans to finance it by turning it into a reality show. Think big brother, on another planet, except nobody leaves the house...ever
    This is the part that makes me raise an eyebrow. What will happen if the ratings tank and networks stop paying for it? "hey guys its been a good run but its over now, we're cutting supplies, take a cab home"

    edit: TERRRRIBLE dutch accents btw :s
    Last edited by Funkert; June 3 2012 at 08:36:45 PM.

  6. #6
    Joshua Foiritain's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,261
    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    you're going to have to go ahead and explain that one for me Noir
    Total Recall.



  7. #7
    Ampoliros's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Location
    Aperture Harmonics
    Posts
    1,013
    Quote Originally Posted by dr axler View Post
    tldr: someone realized SpaceX has come far enough to send humans to Mars as long as they don't have to come back. Plans to finance it by turning it into a reality show. Think big brother, on another planet, except nobody leaves the house...ever
    yeah, probably not gonna happen. It's very likely technically feasable if they can find enough water. The problem is finding corporations to contribute billions of dollars from now until everyone on mars dies on the hope that what they get out of it is a marketable product, and I doubt that'll ever happen. I mean, we can't even get a TV show about people pretending to be in space renewed, and that costs a hell of a lot less than actually going there

  8. #8
    punkboy101's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 23, 2011
    Location
    Loner corp - Mr John22ta
    Posts
    1,178
    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    *checks calendar*

    you're late mate.

    seriously, where are they going to find the funds ? how are they going to make it work ? how are they going to avoid having the crew murder each other ?


    the basic problem is and remains H2O tbh.
    1. Funds can be provided by national government (see why in point two)

    2. Send convicted Pedo's, serial killers and the CEO's of failed banks

    3. H20 - No H20, No problem


    Actually pretty cool, not something I wouldn't personally put myself forward for until I knew I could come home someday, but they will no doubt find a huge amount of candidates that would love to do this. If this is something they can pull off by 2020, I'm sure by 2040-50 technology will be far enough ahead to bring them home anyway.

    Inter-planetary travel in my lifetime, fuck yeah!
    yes, I am Le terribad at BF3


  9. #9
    walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Fancomicidolkostümier- ungsspielgruppenzusammenkunft
    Posts
    6,787
    Network exec> Hello Mars?
    Mars dweller> Hello Earth.
    Network exec> Yeah, so bad news.
    Mars Dweller> oh?
    Network exec> Yeah, the show has been cancelled.
    Mars Dweller> :'(
      Spoiler:
    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
    Also:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    walrus isnt a bad poster.
    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
    also i like walrus.
    Quote Originally Posted by AmaNutin View Post
    Yer a hoot

  10. #10
    dzajic's Avatar
    Join Date
    June 15, 2011
    Posts
    3,862
    There is several explanations here, choose depending on your ammount of faith in humanity:

    1) they are hopelessly naive
    2) they are batshit insane
    3) its a scam to try and get some investor money

  11. #11

    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Location
    Probably offshore
    Posts
    471
    Avoid the zombie apocalypse, move to Mars?

  12. #12
    Liare's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    14,972
    Quote Originally Posted by dzajic View Post
    There is several explanations here, choose depending on your ammount of faith in humanity:

    1) they are hopelessly naive
    2) they are batshit insane
    3) its a scam to try and get some investor money
    3.
    Viking, n.:
    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

  13. #13
    Paradox's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 24, 2011
    Location
    Deepest Darkest Devonshire
    Posts
    8,725
    yeah it's obviously 3, this is completely stupid. Send robots

  14. #14

    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Posts
    590
    I agree its doubtful...but nobody ever invented something new, or did something great, by doing something that was possible. They found something deemed impossible, and made it happen.

    Space exploration took a big hit in the last few years, but privatization of space exploration with spaceX offers some hope for the future. Well that or the era of space corporations has begun...

  15. #15
    dpidcoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    June 29, 2011
    Location
    San diego
    Posts
    4,908
    I'd actually have no problem with a one way mars trip except for a few things:

    1) screw exercising for 3 hours a day

    2) A few possible undesirable endgame scenarios assuming interest is lost in the colony but we still keep sending the occasional supply boat:
    2a) Imagine 60 years into your stay being like 90 and the last guy left alive. That would really suck.
    2b) Kids happen. Colony either becomes full of mentally retarded inbreds, horrible mutations (no magnetic field on mars to shield from solar radiation), or everyone has too many kids to be sustainable. Also, assuming all of those issues can be avoided, eventually equipment will break down, wear out, and everyone will die to some terrible disaster.
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

  16. #16
    Alundil's Avatar
    Join Date
    September 30, 2011
    Location
    Rolled Out
    Posts
    453
    Quote Originally Posted by Ampoliros View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dr axler View Post
    tldr: someone realized SpaceX has come far enough to send humans to Mars as long as they don't have to come back. Plans to finance it by turning it into a reality show. Think big brother, on another planet, except nobody leaves the house...ever
    yeah, probably not gonna happen. It's very likely technically feasable if they can find enough water. The problem is finding corporations to contribute billions of dollars from now until everyone on mars dies on the hope that what they get out of it is a marketable product, and I doubt that'll ever happen. I mean, we can't even get a TV show about people pretending to be in space renewed, and that costs a hell of a lot less than actually going there
    This very likely.

    And ah poor Firefly. Wife and I really enjoyed that, short though it was. Shame it got canned.

    Sent via highly charged bolt of electricity.

  17. #17
    walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Fancomicidolkostümier- ungsspielgruppenzusammenkunft
    Posts
    6,787
    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
    I'd actually have no problem with a one way mars trip except for a few things:

    1) screw exercising for 3 hours a day

    2) A few possible undesirable endgame scenarios assuming interest is lost in the colony but we still keep sending the occasional supply boat:
    2a) Imagine 60 years into your stay being like 90 and the last guy left alive. That would really suck.
    2b) Kids happen. Colony either becomes full of mentally retarded inbreds, horrible mutations (no magnetic field on mars to shield from solar radiation), or everyone has too many kids to be sustainable. Also, assuming all of those issues can be avoided, eventually equipment will break down, wear out, and everyone will die to some terrible disaster.
    2c) One dude gets crazy from homesickness and murders everyone.
      Spoiler:
    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
    Also:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    walrus isnt a bad poster.
    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
    also i like walrus.
    Quote Originally Posted by AmaNutin View Post
    Yer a hoot

  18. #18
    Moderator Moderator F*** My Aunt Rita's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Location
    Whereever particular mexicans congregate.
    Posts
    3,026
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
    I'd actually have no problem with a one way mars trip except for a few things:

    1) screw exercising for 3 hours a day

    2) A few possible undesirable endgame scenarios assuming interest is lost in the colony but we still keep sending the occasional supply boat:
    2a) Imagine 60 years into your stay being like 90 and the last guy left alive. That would really suck.
    2b) Kids happen. Colony either becomes full of mentally retarded inbreds, horrible mutations (no magnetic field on mars to shield from solar radiation), or everyone has too many kids to be sustainable. Also, assuming all of those issues can be avoided, eventually equipment will break down, wear out, and everyone will die to some terrible disaster.
    2c) One dude gets crazy from homesickness and murders everyone.
    2d) Then eats everyone's faces.

  19. #19
    walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 9, 2011
    Location
    Fancomicidolkostümier- ungsspielgruppenzusammenkunft
    Posts
    6,787
    Quote Originally Posted by F*** My Aunt Rita View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
    I'd actually have no problem with a one way mars trip except for a few things:

    1) screw exercising for 3 hours a day

    2) A few possible undesirable endgame scenarios assuming interest is lost in the colony but we still keep sending the occasional supply boat:
    2a) Imagine 60 years into your stay being like 90 and the last guy left alive. That would really suck.
    2b) Kids happen. Colony either becomes full of mentally retarded inbreds, horrible mutations (no magnetic field on mars to shield from solar radiation), or everyone has too many kids to be sustainable. Also, assuming all of those issues can be avoided, eventually equipment will break down, wear out, and everyone will die to some terrible disaster.
    2c) One dude gets crazy from homesickness and murders everyone.
    2d) Then eats everyone's faces.
    2e) Mars succesfully colonized by zombies.
      Spoiler:
    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
    Also:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    walrus isnt a bad poster.
    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
    also i like walrus.
    Quote Originally Posted by AmaNutin View Post
    Yer a hoot

  20. #20
    Moderator Moderator F*** My Aunt Rita's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 10, 2011
    Location
    Whereever particular mexicans congregate.
    Posts
    3,026
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by F*** My Aunt Rita View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
    I'd actually have no problem with a one way mars trip except for a few things:

    1) screw exercising for 3 hours a day

    2) A few possible undesirable endgame scenarios assuming interest is lost in the colony but we still keep sending the occasional supply boat:
    2a) Imagine 60 years into your stay being like 90 and the last guy left alive. That would really suck.
    2b) Kids happen. Colony either becomes full of mentally retarded inbreds, horrible mutations (no magnetic field on mars to shield from solar radiation), or everyone has too many kids to be sustainable. Also, assuming all of those issues can be avoided, eventually equipment will break down, wear out, and everyone will die to some terrible disaster.
    2c) One dude gets crazy from homesickness and murders everyone.
    2d) Then eats everyone's faces.
    2e) Mars succesfully colonized by zombies.
    2f) An elite team of special forces is sent to destroy the zombies.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •