So whilst I was browsing the internet earlier, I came across something I was actually really shocked to hear about. In 9 years, only 9, a colony of humans will begin to live on Mars. That’s right. Some people have already signed up to participate in the necessary training for this. A group of 4 people will go each year, and slowly the colony will expand, and more and more people will start to live there. However, there is a catch to this. You can NEVER return. Apparently your body changing from the atmosphere on Mars to the atmosphere on Earth again would be deadly or something. It suprises me that so many people were eager to sign up for this. Either they didn’t read the conditions properly or they actually never want to return to Earth. I know life treats some people harshly, but the idea of never seeing a forest again, never seeing animals again, and mostly, never seeing your FAMILY again. I couldn’t do that. I have a life here that I have been living for a while now. I couldn’t just throw it all away.
I was also shocked by this since, honestly, I didn’t think that this would begin to happen for decades, but apparently it is already time for human life to expand outside of our home planet. It feels like I have suddenly zoomed hundreds of years into the future. How is all of this already happening? I feel like I am in a Science-Fiction movie.
Whilst thinking about this, my mind wandered to the future, and how, maybe, by the time I am 60 or 70, travelling to Mars and other planets will just be like hopping on a plane to another Country, and maybe going to Earth will sort of be like returning home. Maybe we will have the Mars News, and TV channels on Mars, and all of these weird things that I thought were so much further away then they actually are.
Of course, all of this Mars expedition thing is still a way away, 9 years is a long time, things could get in the way and delay it, or it may be cancelled, but would if it isn’t? What if mankind actually begins to live on Mars and slowly more and more people start to live there. What’s next? Will we make contact with extraterrestrials? Will we expand across the stars? What is in our future? We will never know.
A question I would like to now ask YOU as the reader of this article is: If you could go right now and live on Mars, but you could never come back, would you do it? If yes, why? If no, then what would it take to persuade you to go? Let me know in the comments. Personally, I wouldn’t go unless I lost the things that mean the most to me, and even then, I would only go if the place I lived in was familiar, and felt a bit like Earth. I couldn’t just give up, not just my life but my PLANET. I would die on Mars. That isn’t where I want to die. I want to die on Earth, in England, where I was born.
Thank you all for reading,
The Life Poster