Gavin Hofer

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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Why are the alternate power sources not being implemented on a world-wide scale? There is a tipping point and we must be close by now!!!
It is still more economically viable to produce energy on a large scale using fossil fuels than to use renewable energy. If research and implementation of alternative sources of energy are continued, we will soon reach a point where the falling costs of the alternative sources will meet the rising cost of conventional sources, making renewable energy the more economically viable option. This is the point when renewable sources will be implemented on a world wide scale.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
I'm talking about increasing the strength of the magnetic field so that people, plants, and animals could eventually move out of the caves and inhabit the whole surface. By the time people are able to do something like this, there would already be many people living on mars and it could be built on mars. If only isolated caves and domes are habitable, it is more likely for all life there to go extinct, both because there would be less life there, and those systems keeping the caves and domes habitable are more likely to fail.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
why not do both? also if we inhabit more planets and something makes people go extinct or causes all of our technology to fail, life is likely to survive on earth and terraformed planets, not of space stations that rely on materials they have to fly to. All of the resources needed for life exist on mars. People could also build the structures you mentioned but they could not be as long lasting or adaptable as the biosphere of an entire planet.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
This wouldn't last as long as terraform the whole planet. People will live in domes before this happens but life in the domes would rely on electronic systems that could fail. An entire self-sustained planet would be much more adaptable and be able to support life much better than if all of the life was inside pressurized domes.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
Also, there would be many other benefits here from the colonization of mars. New technologies and increased thought and innovation could transform our way of life. Technologies developed to overcome challenges are used for the good of all humanity. If we choose not to explore, all of life will go extinct.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
To increase the length of time life lasts. If all life on one of the planets is destroyed, it could be repopulated by the other planet. It is unlikely that all life on both planets would be destroyed at the same time if they were completely independent from each other.
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Gavin Hofer
Posted about 1 year ago
Magnetizing Mars
Without a magnetic field an atmosphere capable of supporting life would get blown off by the solar wind.