One morning last year, I asked my wife Liesel: "Would you like to go live on Mars?"
I was just checking. I wanted to see what she would say. I have always liked the idea of going into space. Moving permanently to Mars is a neat idea but maybe not realistic.
This subject came up because of Ray Kurzweil.
"Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and director of engineering at Google" (Wikipedia).
If you like science, Ray Kurzweil runs a great Twitter feed of science news here:
KurzweilAI is a newsletter/blog covering nano-bio-info-cogno breakthroughs in accelerating intelligence
California/Mass · http://kurzweilai.net
Google has hired Kurzweil to work on AI, which is an exciting proposition.
There is also a great website: Kurzweil Acclerating Intelligence.
I like to follow Kurzweil and watch the news he shares. He sends A LOT of Twitters, and they are always entertaining and informative.
Late last year (2012), he sent this
Mars One plans to establish human settlement on Mars in 2023
Liesel called me a "dork" for asking about going to Mars, but then, she searched the Internet and bought me a T-shirt from the Netherlands based Mars One project and gave it to me as a birthday present.
Kuzweil has updated the search for people to colonize Mars here:
WANTED: MARS COLONISTS TO EXPLORE RED PLANET
At this time, we have no plans to move to Mars, but I do like the shirt.
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