Humans should invest in technology to explore and colonize other planets.
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Welcome to this side of the debate ,I am delegate Samiyah.
Exploring planets became essential these days because several natural effects such as the greenhouse effect are gradually progressing on Earth therefore the risk of climate disaster is increasing every year. Currently scientists are using technology to develop the idea of exploring life on other possible planets .Spaceships and robots have been sent to Mars for the purpose of rescuing Earth people in case of critical disasters and to explore our mysterious solar system. But still scientists are trying to collect the right equipment, suggestions, and point of views to do so.
Colonizing planets could be a survival for human civilization ,the biosphere in the event of a planetary-scale disaster, and for the availability of resources that could enable human expansion which will make our world better. As a result of not having the proper technology there are no colonies built yet. Although we don't have the appropriate technology to colonize space ; we should start developing new techniques and scientists have to work harder because being involved in technology is like a small tiny fish in a huge ocean so study it carefully to not get lost.
Colonizing outer space is a splendid idea where humans can discover new areas to live, and maybe living an advanced life will make everything easier. Although space colonies are expensive, maybe countries can unite together to accomplish this project after studying every idea because it may be a massive success. There is no certain plans yet for building colonies,however, many proposals, speculations, and designs for space settlements have been made through the years and popular scientist such as Freeman Dyson, have come out in favor of space settlement.On the technological front, there is ongoing progress in making access to space cheaper and in creating automated manufacturing and construction techniques, by pioneers such as Elon Musk.
Good evening Everyone. My first argument is that we as humans have the potential of destroying our planets sufficiently to the point where we are required to leave, and we often use this as an excuse to bank and destroy our planet. I would also like to add that there is sufficient room for exploration on earth. In fact, almost 95% of the oceans on our planet are not yet discovered, so why leave such a big percentage of our planet undiscovered? According to research, some types of bacteria use volcanic vents on the ocean floor as sources of energy. This discovery made scientists looking for life on Mars totally change their view. Finally, space exploration involves some ethical issues. There are many examples of such issues including messing with yet undiscovered life, and how rich people can easily drag themselves out of the situation leaving our troubled planet and the people that put out of work here on earth. Under what circumstances is that an ethical thing to do?
I, as a second speaker, feel very strongly that the problem with colonizing mars is that nothing could happen to earth that would make it less hospitable than Mars. Whether it’s nuclear war or massive global warming, post disaster earth would be way more habitable than Mars. For example, we worry that the oceans on earth will get too polluted or rise up too high, but on Mars the only surface water is frozen in the polar ice caps. We would be hard pressed to ruin the water on earth so badly that it’s worse than what’s available on Mars, another reason is space funding would be better spent helping people on earth rather than wasted on other planets. There are already enough problems at home into which the money could be invested. As Patti Davis argued in 2004, the funding for the mission ---$750 billion--- would much better be used in alternative energy research and fighting climate change, and there is sufficient room for exploration on earth; space is excessive. Rather than probing Mars for life, and with individuals constantly in the news for attempts to traverse the globe in rowing boats, hot air balloons and tied to gliders, there are clearly enough ‘boundaries’ on this planet to keep even our keenest explorers happy.
Should Humans Invest in Technology to Explore and Colonize Other Planets? (luckscout.com)
Why Should We Colonize Other Planets? – Research Summary (benefitsof.org)