Each of this week’s questions center on space and humanity’s relation to the deep dark cosmos.
The questions are straightforward.
Your answers…not so much.
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Suppose the world will end in ten years. From today until that time, everything on Earth will be normal. But once the tenth year rolls around, all life will end instantly.
You can save your family by flying alone to a distant planet and terraforming it.
You’d have to leave tomorrow, and you’d never see them again.
Will you get on that spaceship?
If scientists opened a stable wormhole that could take you to any point in the universe via spacecraft, and if you were given a round-trip ticket to use this wormhole to visit the location of your choice, where would you go?
Explain your choice.
Suppose scientists built and perfected a spacecraft capable of extremely quick travel to every corner of the universe.
It’s a three-person ship. You can go anywhere and see anything.
The ship is limitlessly stocked with food and supplies.
The only catch: due to relativity, every year you’re away will mean twenty years pass on Earth.
Are you taking a trip? With whom? For how long?
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Until next week…
A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In.
We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away.
For most, it’s the perfect life.
But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile.
Abandoned, persecuted, and betrayed, the Outs plot their vengeance across the centuries.
And when they open the Door, two sides will meet.
But only one will survive…