Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What won't exist in the world by 2030? The end of an ideology

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Transportation is one of the 6 super trends that are projected to continue into the future. This super trend states that transportation will become more easily accessible into the future, and open up new layers of globalization. However, individuals such as Elon Musk from SpaceX are looking past improving transportation strictly for our planet. But is looking towards a more lofty goal – Mars. SpaceX is currently developing space shuttles with the capability to launch and land on Mars to start, and establish a Mars colony. Mars-one, a not-for-profit organization that is sponsored by SpaceX is planning to launch four individuals on a one-way ticket to Mars by 2023 and send a new set of four astronauts every two years to help establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Just as the first transatlantic flight from Frankfurt-am-Main to Lakehurst opened the floodgates to globalization and lead to a more connected society, a new colony on Mars would do the same. However instead of this phenomena taking place in the realm of globalization, it ends it, and opens humanity to a new realm of possibilities of uni-planetization. Just as the decisions of nation states affects the global intricacies of surrounding states, but also every country on earth. However, with uni-planetization our choices and decision are no longer confined to the casual reaction of just our planet, but also every celestial object that humans inhabit.  By the year 2030 there will be an end to an ideology and the beginning of a new ideal that will have a profound affect on the way we conduct business, commerce, and the way our species views itself in the universe.