Q: Aren’t we going to colonize Mars?
A: Has anybody read any Ray Bradbury? The Martian Chronicles? That worked out nicely. No, I think we might want to learn how to live here on this most amazing of places. Are you kidding? You couldn’t design this much better. It’s amazing.
(comment: indeed it is. ’tis a pity that most of us choose not to see that)
A: No, no. Looking for another technological fix due to a dilemma produced by technology. So we’re trying to apply technology to fix technological disaster.
(comment: I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. – Lord Albert)