THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 176
…And they shall turn their Plowshares into Space Colonies…
Roy Crippen shares his view of the future.
Sometimes it is a curse to have a clear view of the future, knowing precisely where the planet is heading, if it chooses to remain isolated from the rest of the galaxy. “How shortsighted,” he would say. Earth has already squandered most of its non-renewable resources that it started with when modern man took over management some 8000 years ago. 8 x 1000 is a long time, but it is in the last 150 that 99.9% of it has been stripped away.
To impart these gloomy predictions, without looking like a doomsday-ist, he must convince the naysayers that the quest for space and the benefits from its demands is worth it. Everyday things like plastics/polymers, adhesives, and batteries have all had their biggest advancement because of the stress of space.
When his opponent speaks to people who don’t care that space-induced innovations keep their digital devices stay charged for 12 hours or that Gorilla Glue will mend just about anything they break, Vice President Sylvia Freelove will pounce on space expenditures and label them wasteful, when that money could be spent clothing and feeding the poor.
- Global overcrowding and hunger—some countries are running out of suitable ground.
- Dwindling lumber & copper/iron resources—deforestation is at an all-time high & recycling can only provide enough metal.
- Fossil fuels reserves are hovering on empty—how do we heat our homes or meet the needs of a mobile society.
- Hopelessness is the dominant worldview—left with a barren planet that has been hollowed out by mining, drilling, and plundering.”
His presentation has such detail that even the graphs have charts and it is evident that unless Jesus Christ returns soon, the situation is bordering on dire.