For A Highly Advanced Species, Humans are Still Pretty Dumb

This is essentially another republish from an article I once published a few years back, seemingly in a different lifetime than the one I’m living today. The theme revolves around the central concept of human “ingenuity” and humanity in general, essentially breaking down how stupid of a species we are or have become. In validation of this premise, I invite you to consider to following evidence…..

Elon Musk and SpaceX

The other year I went out my way to make a meme mocking Elon Musk and his “revolutionary” new vision to leave planet Earth behind and begin the colonization of Mars, an endeavor which would no doubt take decades of planning and untold billions of dollars in investment to actually pull off.

While this might sound “cool,” I want you to actually take a moment to intellectually break this down for a moment. I mean think about it, one of the planets smartest and richest men is proposing investing countless billions of dollars and decades of planning into a project designed to colonize another planet, when there are still regions of this planet suffering from a severe lack of resources, infrastructure and investment, resulting in famine, disease, War, death and destruction? In what world does that make any sense?

As I put forward, Elon Musk may be one of the worlds smartest men, but that’s pretty stupid when you really think about it – at least in my opinion. How about we learn to perfect life on this planet first, before we go ahead and try to start colonizing another one – shall we?

NASA and Pretty Pictures

Along the same lines as Musk and SpaceX, it has always continued fascinating me the amount of time, money and resources we continuously pump into NASA’s budget each year. I mean don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t like looking at all of the “bad-ass” photos being released by NASA every year – especially some of their most recent ones….

We all get it, those pictures are pretty freaking sweet. But I mean honestly, what good are these pictures? What purpose are they actually serving us or society? Outside of something pretty to look at from time to time, was it really worth hundreds of billions of dollars in investment and decades of research/study to get? Looking around at some of the problems currently facing the world today, by comparison, it hardly feels worth it. What else could have we accomplished with all of those great minds and with all of that money? The way I look it, every penny spent looking at objects essentially an infinity billion light years away, that no one will ever actually physically see or visit, is one less penny spent investing in humanity itself – or the world we presently live in. I just don’t understand the logic.

Carbon Monoxide & Green House Emissions

Here’s another rant, this time revolving around the invention of the good ole combustible engine – something which was undeniably revolutionary, but which has since come back to haunt us. Truth be told, I first got the idea to write about this after coming across so many “Chemtrail” conspiracy theorists online. It always fascinated me the lengths to which these people would go to ‘raise awareness’ on behalf of this issue. They all rant and rave and endlessly complain about all of the planes/jets occasionally flying over their heads every week, but not once have I ever heard a single one of them complain about all of those “Carbon Monoxide Trails” being left behind by all those cars driving around them every day. Where are their priorities at I wonder?

I mean think about it, every car on this planet is currently spewing out enough Carbon Monoxide to kill its owner every single day/time it is turned on. Don’t believe me? Seal yourself inside your garage and leave you car running for a while – trust me, it’ll be fun. I remember joking once about going down to the US patents office and applying for a new invention. When they asked me what my patent was for I would tell them that I was going to invent a Carbon Monoxide machine, explaining how you would just simply turn it on and it would magically begin turning life giving Oxygen into life ending Carbon Monoxide! Isn’t that exciting!? Of course they would call me crazy and kick me out of the building, but is that not the same exact patent every car manufacturer on Earth keeps getting granted every year? 🤔

Now think for a moment about every single combustible engine currently on this planet and throughout time, that’s a lot of combustible engines all spewing out a ton of Carbon Monoxide. However, no one ever seems to care or think twice about this because once we are outside and turn them on, all of the Carbon Monoxide just seems to “harmlessly” float away with the wind. Well, the problem is that the wind on this planet operates within a closed loop, and whatever just harmlessly floats away from one location ends up in another location. Over a long enough time, all of these emissions and greenhouses gas get caught up in the atmosphere, mix together and homogenize to come back effecting everyone in humanity full circle. As a demonstration, see below.

Continuing on with the central premise of this article, once again, while it took a great mind to ultimately come up with and invent the combustible engine, was it really such a good idea for the world/society in retrospect? I mean, none of this is to mention the societal impact/damages caused by years of War over natural resources needed to sustain combustible engines, nor the environmental damages caused trying to mine or manufacture these same resources – which have irreparably damaged our planet in entirely separate ways over the decades.

With that established however, if the combustible engine and its ravenous need for oil consumption isn’t enough to convince you of humanities failings just yet, then buckle up kiddos because its about to start getting even darker…..

Fukishima & Nuclear Radiation/Waste

It is an undeniable truth that one of humanities “greatest” inventions was the advent of nuclear technology/power. However, even though it took some the worlds greatest minds to realize, in retrospect, has there ever been a dumber invention? For example, consider the following evidence.

Around 80 years after it was first invented, not only have we had several major meltdowns over the decades, but we are already facing major problems/setbacks in regards to nuclear storage. Less than 100 years after its invention, we cant even contain some of the worlds largest hazardous waste dumps/fields, and the waste will “only” remain radio-active for, oh I don’t know, say the next hundreds of thousands to millions of years – give or take. If we cant contain nuclear waste here in the present, how the hell can we possibly keep justifying storing more and more of it throughout the future? Its as if these scientists had no foresight whatsoever.

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As if Chernobyl wasn’t bad enough, the single worst environmental disaster in all of human history occurred on March 11th 2011, and has been negatively the world ever since. While there has indubitably been a lot of damage control in the international media regarding the incident over the years, it remains an indisputable fact that the Pacific Ocean has more or less been destroyed for the remainder of human history – at least on this planet, right Elon? 😉

For those of you unfamiliar, on March 11th 2011 the Fukushima power plant in Japan was hit by a tsunami, an event leading a complete meltdown of its reactors. On through to today however, despite the best laid plans of countless inventors, contractors and Government agencies worldwide, the situation at Fukushima has still never been fully remedied and Fukushima nuclear power plant continues to leak radioactive groundwater into the Pacific Ocean every single day. At this point, it’s considered scientifically impossible to stop.

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The is a situation is only made more troubling by the fact that nuclear radiation does not just simply sit on top of water like an oil spill, rather, nuclear radiation mixes in with and becomes apart of it. Meaning that there will never be a way to clean up, remove or separate said radiation from the oceanic waters – the radioactive water will quite literally remain a part of the Pacific Ocean for the remainder of history and the situation will only continue deteriorating and growing larger over time.

If you think I am just some crazy conspiracy theorist or paranoid alarmist in regards to this matter, please review the evidence provided below. But hey, if you still aren’t persuaded or think I’m just some crazy person after that, then keep-enjoying them scrumptious Pacific crab legs buddy! You’ve earned them!

Elon Musk’s Star Link Internet Service Suffers from Yet Another Setback To Close Out 2018

For the better part of the last 3 years I have been covering two emerging businesses quite extensively for my previous websites. The first is a satellite based data storage initative called Space Belt, proposed by a revolutionary new company called the Cloud Constellation Corporation with intentions to place cloud data servers in orbit around the Earth. The second is a new startup by none other than Elon Musk himself, called Starlink, which intends to create a worldwide global satellite internet network, theoretically accessible by anyone anywhere on the planet at any moment in time once the project is finally completed.

Connecting some of the dots, yesterday on Twitter I featured a report by a new cyber security startup called Rapid7, detailing their findings that each Fortune 500 company in the United States hosts, on average, databases or data storage centers with over 500 active internet connections. Meaning that, in theory, there are over 500 different ways through which malicious hackers can find their way into these systems. This is essentially what Space Belt sets out to solve, hosting massive data storage centers in orbit around the Earth far removed from internet connections on the ground. The only way to access Space Belt’s infrastructure would be through a single encrypted connection on ground level, hosted by the company itself – whom will be the only party allowed to upload and download data from it. In doing so, the Cloud Constellation Corporation hopes to offer THE most secure enterprise data storage solutions on the planet – or should I say “universe?

Full 34 Page Report from Rapid 7:

However, it must be noted that this proposed service has been in the works for nearly 3 now, and despite the release of new hype videos year after year, such as the one featured above, little has actually been done in terms of getting the project off the ground and operational – no pun intended. The fact of the matter is that for however cool it sounds, at least for the time being, Space Belt remains nothing more than a theoretical data storage solution.

The second business I would like to talk about is a little more complex and involves the launching of anywhere between 5,000 – 12,000 satellites over the course of the next 2 -15 years. Officially called Starlink, the project aspires to create the single largest globally accessible internet network in human history. Using thousands of satellites launched into low Earth orbit, Starlink is designed to allow its users/customers to connect to the internet anywhere on Earth at any given moment in time. Meaning that, theoretically, a Star Link customer would have the same level of internet access in the middle of the Amazon Rain-Forest or Sierra Desert as they would have in downtown New York City – and everywhere in between.

However, given the proposed size and scope of the operation, still in its beginning phases in 2018, Starlink has suffered from set back after set back since being introduced to the public in 2015. With that said, it does not mean that the project is entirely dead in the water either. In fact, earlier this year, in February 2018, Elon Musk successfully launched the first two experimental Starlink satellites into orbit, which have been operational and continually communicating information back to data centers on the ground ever since.

In a deal struck with the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this past March, Starlink was officially given permission to launch its first round of commercial satellites into orbit by the end of this year- under the conditions that SpaceX must launch at least 2,213 satellites into orbit by 2024, and the full payload of 4,225 by 2027. After this date, SpaceX has until 2033 to launch 3,759 more, and until 2036 to launch the full payload of 7,518. However, according to their original business plan, SpaceX intended to launch its first 400 satellites into orbit by the end of November 2018 – something which has obviously failed to happen.

As a result, at least for the time being, Elon Musk has started fund raising to help expedite getting his project off the ground. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal earlier today, December 18th 2018, Elon Musk is currently seeking $500 million dollars from international investors. According to the report, Musk is personally willing to stake over $10 billion dollars into the project himself over the course of the next decade, with stock experts projecting Starlink to eventually be worth over $30 billion dollars by the time it’s complete. As of today, Starlink stock is trading at $136 a share and Musk hopes to sell enough stock totaling $500 million to fund his first delivery of satellites into space.

Perhaps ominously though, not only has Starlink continually suffered from set back after set back over the years, but just earlier this week the President of DirectTV, another satellite based communications business, announced that the company will no longer be buying anymore satellites to invest in or grow their business in the future – with industry experts projecting the company itself to go out of business or bankrupt within the next 10 years. Ironically, DirectTV only has the rise of internet-based online streaming services to thank for its financial demise.

Lastly, believe it or not, dating back to 2015 Mark Zuckerberg was actually the first entrepreneur to attempt to bring broadband speed internet service via satellite. However, following SpaceX’s explosion on the runway in 2016, which was set to deliver Zuckerberg’s satellites into orbit, the project was put on hold. Not only this, but a few months before the incident international authorities ruled Facebook’s free internet initiative violation of Net Neutrality laws and as a result of both incidents, both projects were abandoned entirely.

I only bring this up because Zuckerberg hired SpaceX to deliver his satellites into orbit, and he proceeded to lose close to $100 million dollars for doing so. With this in mind, whose to say that Elon Musk’s Starlink project might not too suffer from a similar tragedy one day just as well? Unfortunately, just as with Space Belt, while Starlink remains a fascinating, revolutionary and ingenious idea, it still nothing more than just a theory at this point – 3 years after the fact.