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    Do you sit back and look at the hubble deep field pic and think "what the hell" it's so amazing and mind boggling, so many questions unanswered.

    Yet we have come so far in the last 20 years, when do you think we will have another simple breakthrough in science, that pushes the boundries of our understanding of the universe.

    How often do you think about how things look in our universe, and do you become puzzled at what you see.

    Life is strange.

    What do you people think when you see such pictures?


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    When I look at the pictures, the only thing I think of is why I was born in this time and not in 400 years. We have nearly explored 0,000001% of the galaxie.
    I wonder when we will be able to go to other planets or suns outside our solar system, I hope it is soon.

    (if I where to choose between heaven and exploring the universe, I would take the universe)


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    I think the current scientific community allows too much entrenchment to be able to make any serious breakthroughs. Any time some accepted theory is really questioned, everyone has to do a roll call of sorts to make sure the guy who came up with that theory is dead before they can proceed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    When I look at the pictures, the only thing I think of is why I was born in this time and not in 400 years. We have nearly explored 0,000001% of the galaxie.
    I wonder when we will be able to go to other planets or suns outside our solar system, I hope it is soon.

    (if I where to choose between heaven and exploring the universe, I would take the universe)
    If you were to be born in 400 years time, i can pretty much guarantee that you'd be a bacterium, dividing yourself as life has had to begin again on our little green and blue sphere, mainly due to the fall of man, and his environmental failings. So, count yourself lucky mate !! - We are the last few.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Photos like that one boggles my mind as well. And to think that photo only covers a tiny fraction of the observable universe. (I think that pic covers the same area of the sky as a dime held 75 feet away.) Also, the observable universe is only a fraction of the entire universe.

    For me it puts into perspective the insignificance of what humans generally do here on earth, which is mainly giving each other a hard time and pursuing meaningless goals.
    "Where are you going?" "I go where it is changeless." "How can you go where it is changeless?" "My going is no change."
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    When I look at the pictures, the only thing I think of is why I was born in this time and not in 400 years. We have nearly explored 0,000001% of the galaxie.
    I wonder when we will be able to go to other planets or suns outside our solar system, I hope it is soon.

    (if I where to choose between heaven and exploring the universe, I would take the universe)
    If you were to be born in 400 years time, i can pretty much guarantee that you'd be a bacterium, dividing yourself as life has had to begin again on our little green and blue sphere, mainly due to the fall of man, and his environmental failings. So, count yourself lucky mate !! - We are the last few.
    If the World ends (for humans) it will be in the next 100 years, and yes it is possible, but I think that we will make it... somehow
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    I'm sure intelligence would make it, but I don't know about humans....
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    When I look at the pictures, the only thing I think of is why I was born in this time and not in 400 years. We have nearly explored 0,000001% of the galaxie.
    I wonder when we will be able to go to other planets or suns outside our solar system, I hope it is soon.

    (if I where to choose between heaven and exploring the universe, I would take the universe)
    Sadly in 400 years we will only have explored 0,000003% percent of the galaxy.


    Now in 4000 years... maybe we would start getting somewhere. You want Star Trek? Be born in 10,000 years and MAYBE..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational
    Sadly in 400 years we will only have explored 0,000003% percent of the galaxy.


    Now in 4000 years... maybe we would start getting somewhere. You want Star Trek? Be born in 10,000 years and MAYBE..
    That depends, we cannot even begin to estimate the amount of technological developement in 400 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational
    Sadly in 400 years we will only have explored 0,000003% percent of the galaxy.


    Now in 4000 years... maybe we would start getting somewhere. You want Star Trek? Be born in 10,000 years and MAYBE..
    That depends, we cannot even begin to estimate the amount of technological developement in 400 years

    In 1980 they said we would be using hover cars in the year 2000.


    I think we get ahead of ourselves sometimes...

    The problem with exploring the universe is breaking the rules. Lets all hope Eienstein was wrong or worm holes work.


    You want LEAPS of technology?? We need another Cold War / Space Race. It gave us all the technology we have today, including the internet.


    We have gotten quite lazy and content without someone trying to show us up. Look at what happened... we raced for the moon 40+ years ago and made it there first and then everyone just simply closed the book on it... Sad really... If we kept going we would be living up there right now mining the water and launching missions to Mars.

    Ahhh the ego of man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational


    In 1980 they said we would be using hover cars in the year 2000.


    I think we get ahead of ourselves sometimes...

    The problem with exploring the universe is breaking the rules. Lets all hope Eienstein was wrong or worm holes work.


    You want LEAPS of technology?? We need another Cold War / Space Race. It gave us all the technology we have today, including the internet.


    We have gotten quite lazy and content without someone trying to show us up. Look at what happened... we raced for the moon 40+ years ago and made it there first and then everyone just simply closed the book on it... Sad really... If we kept going we would be living up there right now mining the water and launching missions to Mars.
    Technological advancment is faster today than it has ever been, Computer memory doubles every 18 months; soon we will be into terrabytes, Quad-core processors are on the market, HD television etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational


    In 1980 they said we would be using hover cars in the year 2000.


    I think we get ahead of ourselves sometimes...

    The problem with exploring the universe is breaking the rules. Lets all hope Eienstein was wrong or worm holes work.


    You want LEAPS of technology?? We need another Cold War / Space Race. It gave us all the technology we have today, including the internet.


    We have gotten quite lazy and content without someone trying to show us up. Look at what happened... we raced for the moon 40+ years ago and made it there first and then everyone just simply closed the book on it... Sad really... If we kept going we would be living up there right now mining the water and launching missions to Mars.
    Technological advancment is faster today than it has ever been, Computer memory doubles every 18 months; soon we will be into terrabytes, Quad-core processors are on the market, HD television etc.
    That’s because the technology has outlasted itself. We are peaking in the computer industry and need to make another huge leap or we will simply stagnate.

    Look at what’s going on.... Sandwiching processors because 1 cant do the job... Welcome back to the Pentium Pro dual processor motherboard.

    What’s next?? 12 processors, 48 gigs of memory, 1800 watt PC? How is that productive, and why do we need it???? To play video games or make movies....

    We have reached the end of the road... time to find something new... Why aren’t we using pure memory as storage devices yet?? Why do we STILL need to cool our computers with big noisy fans or refrigerator units?? Why is bigger better now?? What happened to nano technology with fiber optic connections??


    We are still VERY primitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational
    We are still VERY primitive.
    100% agreement. (Welcome to the forum by the way.)

    And consider why we need such massive processing and memory power: inefficient, sloppy, memory intensive programming. Over thirty years ago I worked with software that could monitor an entire industrial process, including sensing, display and recording of data, using a mere 4 kilobytes of memory.
    We have advanced only in the hardware. We have made very few advances in software - and by software I refer not only to computer software, but to the processes and paradigms we use to go about our business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitational
    We are still VERY primitive.
    100% agreement. (Welcome to the forum by the way.)

    And consider why we need such massive processing and memory power: inefficient, sloppy, memory intensive programming. Over thirty years ago I worked with software that could monitor an entire industrial process, including sensing, display and recording of data, using a mere 4 kilobytes of memory.
    We have advanced only in the hardware. We have made very few advances in software - and by software I refer not only to computer software, but to the processes and paradigms we use to go about our business.
    Thank you, Happy to be here.


    I also agree, why write clean code when you can just add a few more gig of memory??

    The Apollo mission computers were run on my C64. Clean efficient code.

    The only people who need such huge requirements for PC hardware are the gamers and to be fair, Military and Civilian VR simulators.


    I don’t want this to turn into a PC discussion so ill revert back to my original statement.

    We have gotten quite lazy and content without someone trying to show us up. Look at what happened... we raced for the moon 40+ years ago and made it there first and then everyone just simply closed the book on it... Sad really... If we kept going we would be living up there right now mining the water and launching missions to Mars.
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    If you guys are looking for something new, try investing or researching into nano-tech or bio-tech, I hear that they are making great strides in those fields. Also, quantum computing and Strong AI is beginning to gain some ground too. And of course space travel is still up in the air, and some companies have proposed space hotels, but I think until space travel goes into the private sector it will be a while before we have colonies. Otherwise, our knowledge of the world is increasing exponentially.
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