A fascinating thing has been going on for the past few months that culminated with the (tedious and sometimes painful) news of the birth of the Metaverse. It appears that anyone with the means to make it happen is eager to surrender in a flash and leave this planet.
Like if a severe migraine were pressing down on the frontal lobe of our brain like a pincer, every person who can do it would like to take aspirin for the moment and forget about the pain that transports us from the Garden of Eden to the dystopian universe of Wall-E.
The hinge generation syndrome tells you that this is the world of pre-internet in the first person. We are witnessing the onset of the crisis. The boiling point of global warming was stopping. It is more urgent than a set of numbers (of reductions in CO2 emission) to be discussed within negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol or the Paris Agreement.
Metaverse and Giant Companies
In the current phase of change, as we’ve said that it appears that everyone wants to go: Mark Zuckerberg to the Metaverse, Elon Musk to Mars, Jeff Bezos beyond the Karaman line (and sometimes, he’s been partying along with the Mexican lover) in addition to Richard Branson from his private island to the upper reaches of the.
It doesn’t matter if this is the Milky Way or parallel virtual worlds. It’s like the tiny sphere of space and time had disappeared from the fascination we’ve come to associate with.
It’s not our fault as the pictures that science has revealed about the world’s future in 2100 in only 80 years aren’t particularly encouraging: natural disasters and mass extinctions and thousands of refugees from climate change, and numerous other inspiring images that will entertain us in the post-quarantine.
Here, we need to ask ourselves if this reaction is just a simple illustration of the well-known reflex “flight or fight” that the most educated people in our society are experiencing?
If yes, is it the most reliable hypothesis that another of our most admired billionaires is the most trustworthy of the ones science can provide us?
In his book “How to prevent an environmental catastrophe”, Bill Gates announces that the mathematical equation to stop the catastrophe for our planet using the technology available in the present does not end.
With the magnitude of the problem, It’s as if people believe that getting off of this blue ball represents the most convenient option or the only option that their reptile brains allow the possibility of (the one that informs them to escape as the only method of escape) to deal with the issue.
In this scenario and the underlying issue, it’s hard to maintain a positive attitude in the face of the challenge or even take a look at Medusa in the face (metaphor to confront difficulties directly with the awareness that one could risk one’s life for the sake of solving the problem).
In this way, it’s understandable that the generation likely to be confronted directly with the issue is living in perpetual state of numbness when they look at the countless screens that provide us with a perpetual state of tension and discontent. It is evident in the statements like Greta Thunberg’s refusal to accept excuses from “the people who are adults“.
The forecast isn’t encouraging, and the chances of us all coming to an agreement on a solution within the time frame needed to avoid the climate catastrophe are dim. And yet, every billionaire we know as they try to escape their current realities to far-off worlds are making huge bets on a change in direction.
It’s as if a glow of irrational optimism flooded their lives and, for a moment, eased their anxiety; it’s almost as if everyone knew that there isn’t a planet that’s called B.
Or, if there is, we’re still far from conquering it probably, it will be extremely unpleasant, dry, boring and inhospitable… I’m constantly coming up with adjectives for the frozen and gaseous landscape where everything is out to take our lives. So let’s find out what I am referring to by this.
The Planet B
Planet B is indeed a possibility. Harvard Michio Kaku, a physicist employing the Kardashian scale, has a theory that we could be what he describes as an advanced civilization (that is, a civilization that not just can manage all the energy available in its solar system but also is capable of colonizing the nearby region and galaxy) there is a possibility of finding available planets.
In reality, we’ve also quantified the likelihood of discovering other planets that have conscious life or features that allow life to thrive.
The equation is called the Drake equation, and it’s used to assess the probability of life on the Milky Way (although the parameters could be extended to the universe beyond).
Multiply the known number of planets by the probability of an atmosphere and a sun. The list goes on until you can reconstruct the probability of finding earth that can support life as we are accustomed to. If you believe that or not, we think there are two billion (theoretical) planets that could make life possible, and we’ll explore them soon (if we get through our century).).
Yes, Planet B exists in the abstract; however, we were born in the past to see the age of space exploration take off, and it’s too late to end the warming of our planet that could hinder it.
However, as we gaze towards the distance to see the possibility of a planet B, we’re hoping to save planet A. There’s a lot of work to do in this regard.
It appears that our billionaires are aware that life on Mars or the Moon may not be as pleasant or beautiful, and it’s nevertheless worth slowing down the climate change process to allow us to come up with new ideas to capture carbon.
While they dream of establishing a Tesla plant and an Amazon distribution facility located in Urania in the coming millennium, they are pouring massive sums of money into repairing the harm civilization has caused to the ecosystem it is destroying and expanding the horizon of our future.
Then, to survive for a few thousand years, they leave into other universes; they come home because Planet A is the only available one today.
Since space racing, numerous space travelers have spoken of what’s known as “the Overview effect. The effect that astronauts feel when they view the earth from space is described in the realization that all limitations found on maps are not real. It’s a profound cognitive change that allows them to get rid of the stories that promote the notion of national identity and accept all things “as it is”.
In this way, maybe the way out of space in the near term isn’t just a matter of energy consumed and space debris around the atmosphere. Plus, nice images of supernovae.
Instead, we’re left to believe in the belief that space exploration awakens a growing number of people who have the potential to influence and alter the future of our planet, a feeling of unity and a need to be more focused on a goal of remaining rather than that of going away.
I’m pretty certain that life on Saturn and its pile of asteroids and radiation wants to destroy us. It is far less hospitable than a hike on the weekend in Patagonia. Perhaps we need to see how it compares to the weight that is a burden on the knees during the hike through Jupiter’s gravitational zone. However, when we are off of our screens, Planet A requires us to begin looking at it a bit more.