Generation Ships – Stop the world I want to get off

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-EarthriseIf you are wanting to opt out of the cradle of humanity, there really isn’t a viable option at the moment. Our attempt to move humans elsewhere has been thought about in great detail in a variety of scientific thought experiments and of course, science fiction stories. It is however still not a reality.

The reasons for throwing all of your possession in a transport vehicle and clearing off somewhere else range from finding a better life to avoiding famine, plague, disasters or conflict. Maybe there is better resource availability or more freedom. Of course it could just be pure greed that is motivating you. Earths capability to support the current population growth and resource usage is slowly but surely moving towards the no return tipping point.

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Joe Emtigoe is the pen name of Joe Molloy, who is a freelance technical consultant, project manager and writer, based in London, UK.

Joe is in the middle of writing his first novel called "Heartless Sun".

LA Times in 1988 predicts 2013

London future cityIn 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine asked USC pro­fess­or Jerry Lock­en­our to help them look 25 years ahead. The results of this can be seen in the LA Times archives here.

I love reading these types of speculative future predictions; mainly to see what the hell I’ve been missing.

It also makes me think about how this will translate to London.

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Joe Emtigoe is the pen name of Joe Molloy, who is a freelance technical consultant, project manager and writer, based in London, UK.

Joe is in the middle of writing his first novel called "Heartless Sun".