Scientist: interstellar life will be same old grind
Listen to this man's depressing vision of human life in space
Nothing captures just how ingrained work-worship is in our culture than the below clip of Werner Herzog’s excellent fiction-documentary on space travel, The Wild Blue Yonder.
The gentleman interviewed can dream up habitats in other worlds, he can dream up machines to take us there, but he can’t for his life dream up a way to live that’s any less depressing than what we’re stuck with right now.
Apparently we’re marshaling all our energies to leave Earth, so that we can work most of our life in exchange for money to buy ourselves a few weekends of coming back to Earth to do the same things we could be doing more of now, without leaving Earth.
If we don’t address our cultural relationship with work, no amount of science will improve our lives.
Clip is about 45 seconds long: