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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Final Frontier?

First I want to start off by saying that this blog is not meant to shake the foundations of anyone’s religion
or beliefs. I just want it to be food for thought…or just a light snack.

For those who don’t know, in my free time I am a gamer. I guess technically I would fit into the stereotypical image of a gamer; lives with parents, plays games in the dark basement (I am in a loving relationship so I guess it’s not so bad…and no she is not a made up character in one of the games). Getting back on track, a recent game release has gotten me thinking about the topic of space travel and potentially not being alone in the universe.

Most of the world takes the ideas of aliens or life on other planets with a grain of salt. Personally I am very curious to find out what actually is really out there. How big is the universe/the Milky Way galaxy? What kinds of planets/alien races/environments/space phenomenon are out there that we have never seen before?

The game behind this thought tangent is a space travel game where you go around the galaxy talking to a multitude of different alien races, go on missions gathering information and allies, and being entrusted to save the entire galaxy.

It is horrendously farfetched in our lifetime, but it’s enough to get me thinking about what it would be like to meet a life form from another planet. Would they be able to understand us and we have a great time together like in Lilo and Stitch or ET. Or would they just want us for our resources like in Battle: Los Angeles or War of the Worlds.

This leads me to link to a video I saw recently from Bill Nye the Science Guy.


It would definitely help if they could understand and communicate in English…just like in the game.

To finalize my thought, I guess you can say that I am curious about the unknown. This curiosity has been geared towards space as of late but I think that there are plenty of unknowns on this planet we would need multiple lifetimes to explore all of them.

Thank you to the sites below for the articles and use of pictures.
http://robotgeek.co.uk/
http://gamingprecision.com/2011/07/you-know-you%E2%80%99re-a-dedicated-gamer-when-you%E2%80%A6.html
http://www.evilmilk.com/pictures/Serious_Gamer.htm

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