Seriously though, I’m watching the press conference about Curiosity Rover’s successful landing on the Martian surface. What an accomplishment. It’s of course a shame that this subject is not the most popular news all over the globe, because it should be, without any question. It’s like as if the Italian had a live web cam, while Amerigo Vespucci first stepped foot on American soil. You know goddamn well all those Italians would be all about it. The entire time I’ve been watching this thing, two distinct thoughts have been entertaining my mind.
1- I feel so little. Not only as an existence in the cosmos but also as a human being. I’m here listening to this person speak about how they built, engineered, sent, landed and are receiving images from a robot they built. Take two seconds, really think about it. How advanced are these people? All it takes is 2 minutes of watching this Press Conference to understand that these men and women are the true Rockstars. Guys, I hate to say this but we are all cavemen compared to these humans. Just experiencing the aura of this fine human moment, makes me want to do what I do, the best way I possibly can. This inspires excellence. I immediately see 10 ways I can do what I do better and more dedicated. People who are better than me really put me into perspective, I love it. I never despise them for it, I thank these scientists for existing and showing me what a human being can do.
2- After seeing a “meme” George Takei posted on Facebook w Marvin The Martian peeking his head into the picture frame on the barren Martian surface, I started thinking, what if we made contact with a primitive Martian culture? Would it become another America story? Would we try to teach them English or force them out of their homes? Maybe I’m too much of a realist but following my respect and admiration to what the scientists can do, my brain always follows up with what authority can do with the scientists’ abilities. Advancement in Technology does not improve our morals, we just create better tools to carry out the will of those morals. So my bipolar melancholic mind, managed to get happy, excited, angry and worried all in one viewing of this Press Conference. What were your thoughts?