As much as I love people on an individual level, I hate them all on a more global scale. Our civilization sux. And the ones that were before us, it seems, weren’t any better. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, but this post on Slashdot made me blog about it. It’s about space junk.
One hundred years is a barely noticable period of time, when speaking about universe, space, and planets. But we, humans, haven’t been off our planet even for so long. Barely half of that time. And we have already put so much junk in space around our planet, that it becomes the problem of our own.
According to NASA officials, the amount of stuff we’ve put into LEO (Low Earth Orbit) is at critical levels.
We probably haven’t even developed a way to collect all that crap yet, but we are putting so much of it out like we aren’t planning to fly around our own planet no more. I wonder how much time it will take for Greenpeace to extend it’s efforts into space…
On a larger scale, I think, our attitude towards environment will kill us. And maybe, maybe the next civilization will be slightly better in this regard.