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Basic orbital cruises are therefore taken for granted by most people and regarded in much the same way as a long-haul airplane flight, or visit to a famous landmark; something that most people do every few years.
For those with a little extra money, trips around the Moon are available, along with extended stays at a number of private hotels in cislunar space. For the more adventurous, guided excursions on the lunar surface are possible.
However, being somewhat more expensive and complicated, these are generally still reserved for those on above-average incomes.
In addition, anything longer than a simple tour requires dedication and training that means it is often considered a rather extreme leisure activity, akin to mountain climbers or deep sea divers of the past.
Beyond these "tourist traps" are many areas of geological interest, which are being visited by explorers and researchers keen to claim their place in the history books.
Mars had gained a human presence some decades earlier. The first permanent base was followed by another, then another. Bythe population, infrastructure and self-sufficiency have all grown to such an extent that Mars will soon be ready to declare independence.
Water, food and energy supplies are being handled by increasingly heavy use of robotics and general automation. Originally intended for scientists and other researchers, these stations are now experiencing a steady influx of regular citizens, keen to escape Earth and begin a new life on the Red Planet.
In addition to habitats on the Moon and Mars, a large and ever-growing number of mining operations are dotted around near-Earth objects, main belt asteroids and others, with some as far out as the Trojans of Jupiter. These are providing an abundance of previously rare metals and minerals, which has caused a dramatic fall in the price of certain commodities.
The operations are almost entirely automated and overseen by powerful artificial intelligences, requiring little or no human input.
A network of refuelling stations now provides a ready source of propellant — made from separating water into hydrogen and oxygen, for example — the equivalent of space-based filling stations that enable longer, cheaper and faster journeys.
With much of the inner Solar System now home to a thriving economy, attention has turned to the untapped potential of the gas giants. For government and commercial interests, by far the most promising candidate is Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Rodriguez The unmanned Huygens probe had landed successfully on this strange world inreturning the first pictures from its surface.
The journey had taken almost eight years. Subsequent probes to the outer Solar System, such as New Horizons inwere of similarly long durations. In the years and decades following these spacecraft, however, advances in propulsion technology led to reduced travel times — the use of solar sails to generate a small but continuous acceleration, for example, meant that higher speeds could be achieved over time.
Other notable innovations included nuclear pulse propulsion and progress with antimatter. These and other developments were now being amplified and optimised by powerful artificial intelligences. By the s, many formerly insurmountable challenges with space travel have been overcome.
One of the biggest problems encountered by earlier colonists on the Moon and Mars was how to deal with radiation. Because of this high pressure and lack of radiation it is actually possible to walk around on the surface without a bulky, airtight space suit, instead using just an oxygen mask and heavy clothing with embedded heating elements.
Buildings can also be constructed and maintained more easily on Titan, with simpler designs that resemble polar bases on Earth.
Occupants can take a somewhat more relaxed approach to keeping habitats airtight. Although leaks must be fixed, there is no immediate danger of death.
A simple piece of tape can be applied temporarily until a proper repair is completed. For a cyborg or other suitably "upgraded" human, these environmental issues may be even less of a problem. The very high ratio of atmospheric density to surface gravity also greatly reduces the wingspan needed for aircraft to maintain lift; so much so that a human can strap on wings and fly great distances while wearing a lightweight spacesuit.
During the 22nd century it becomes a major hub for science, research, commerce and tourism in the outer Solar System. Viewed at the microscopic level, each fibre is composed of millions of tiny "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion or other processes.
Asbestos was first mined in ancient times, but large-scale industrial extraction only began in the s. It was regarded as a revolutionary new material for its physical properties that included resistance to fire, heat and electricity, along with sound absorption and good tensile strength.
Its affordability led to widespread use around the world — in applications such as electrical products, building insulation, fabric and mats, steam engines and turbines.
Byover a million tons were being produced globally. However, this rapid growth was accompanied by increasing concerns about health impacts. Researchers were beginning to notice a large number of early deaths and lung problems in mining towns.WOA!
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War and the Population Explosion: Some Ethical Implications. John M. Swomley gives evidence of the planetary population problem, the dynamics of the world ’ s population wars, the responsibility of the world ’ s “ superpowers ”, the new ethical dimension of war provided by the Roman Catholic Church ’ s world wide influence, and that the solutions to overpopulation and disease lies.
Published: Mon, 5 Dec I believe that the human population has drastically increased due to significant advances in science, medicine and education and that this drastic increase is likely to have adverse effects on our planet and society.
Islam is the world's dominant religion. By , Islam has overtaken Christianity to become the dominant religion.* More than a quarter of the world's population was Muslim by the s* and this growth continued in subsequent decades. Most of the increase has occurred in sub-Saharan Africa with its high fertility rates, although these are beginning to stabilise now.
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End of the 20th Century and Years To Come The human population is growing rapidly and nearing the end there was around 6 billion people on the planet. At the turn of the 20th century, the world's population was roughly Because deaths are projected to exceed births in the more developed regions by 73 million during –, population growth in those regions will largely be due to international migration.
List of people that have expressed views relating to overpopulation as a.