Random trajectory

Keep calm and let yourslef be lulled by the random trajectory of your mind.
Life goes on.Sad analogy between this photo and our reaction to today’s medias.

Life goes on.

Sad analogy between this photo and our reaction to today’s medias.

Katsushika Hokusai - Ashikaga Gyodozan Kumo no Kakehashi (Hanging-clound bridge at mount Gyodo, Ashikaga)

Katsushika Hokusai - Ashikaga Gyodozan Kumo no Kakehashi (Hanging-clound bridge at mount Gyodo, Ashikaga)

This is a photo taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. The shiny dot in the middle of the picture is Earth from a distance of 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles). And here is the interpretation of this photo by Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist of the 20th century.
Pale Blue dot:  A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan
"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

This is a photo taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. The shiny dot in the middle of the picture is Earth from a distance of 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles). And here is the interpretation of this photo by Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist of the 20th century.

Pale Blue dot:  A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan

"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

We are building the world we will soon live in. Each time a new technology that is trampling on our private life is accepted, it is meant to last. We all should think a bit about the world we want to create, should we draw limits to technology that will soon be spying on us in our living room (Xbox will be the first) and in our brain (brain implants). Multinationals tell us they will only use our personal informations to improve their targeted advertising campaigns, but we now all know that our infos worth gold to the eyes of our Police State!

We are building the world we will soon live in. Each time a new technology that is trampling on our private life is accepted, it is meant to last. We all should think a bit about the world we want to create, should we draw limits to technology that will soon be spying on us in our living room (Xbox will be the first) and in our brain (brain implants). Multinationals tell us they will only use our personal informations to improve their targeted advertising campaigns, but we now all know that our infos worth gold to the eyes of our Police State!

At what point should we start to create an international and ethical space law?

At what point should we start to create an international and ethical space law?

Buvette - Airplane Friendship

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