The future of the Human Species - Part 1: Are we in danger?Written by K.A.Cassimally
The sun, that celestial body which has always fascinated human species, which differentiates night and day, which when angry, produces fascinating auroras, is father to us all: humans, animals and plants. The sun is father of life on Earth! But similarly to giving life, it will also take it away. This will be lifeís doomsday. No way can we escape from this if we stay put.
How do we escape? Where do we take refuge? Where will we start all over again? These are main questions. Ok, I admit! Earth is not going to be affected by sun right now. This is true. But it was only an illustration I made! There are many other dangers waiting.
Forget about sun taking life away for a minute and think of a simple piece of rock floating in space. Then suddenly, it decides to crash on Earth killing all its inhabitants. What do we do if an asteroid dives on us?
You may think that we have required technology to avoid collision but I personally, am not so sure! To prove this let me inform you that only 90% of all these threatening objects are actually found by scientists. What about this other 10%? Nothing! No space agencies till now are trying to do anything. Do you think we are really prepared, now? Is life something we can play with?
The future of the Human Species - Part 4: Will we create our future?Written by K.A.Cassimally
Experiments have shown that human physiology becomes very weak in an unknown environment to brain. Humans then start to panic. Problem is that humans do not necessarily want to show their uncertainty. So they hide it. When they actually hide this uncertainty, humans start to get stressed and this is big problem.
When we get stressed, we become moody and cannot concentrate on what we are doing. Imagine an astronaut getting really frustrated in middle of a mission on International Space Station. This may be catastrophic! He seizes a hammer floating nearby in zero-gravity of space and demolishes ISSís main computer. The whole crew will be in a most-probably-fatal danger. No doubt guilty astronaut will realise consequence of his action afterwards but it will be too late.
Trained astronauts themselves, have big difficulties adapting to a space mission of up to two months. Think of a manned mission to Mars. This journey takes a minimum of two years to accomplish plus there is return journey too. Humans will have to live in shuttle conditions with no privacy for four years that is 1461 days (1 more day from a leap year included). You will agree with me that it is hard to make a journey of this many days properly. Bear in mind that a journey of only 60 days seems difficult. What should we do then?
We presently have technology to go to Mars. The problem lies with persons who are going to board on shuttle. Many scientists have concluded that humans like us will have much difficulty in overcoming stress and frustration. But humans unlike us may be able to do it! Imagine a human being with 4 arms instead of 2 (the 2 additional arms take places of 2 legs). He will be able to crawl everywhere on a shuttle like a spider. This spider human will specialise himself in this field. I am not joking! Scientists say that they can create a human with 4 arms and no legs.