The Overview effect

The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.

It refers to the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, “hanging in the void”, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this “pale blue dot” becomes both obvious and imperative.

Third-hand observers of these individuals may also report a noticeable difference in attitude. Astronauts Rusty Schweikart, Edgar Mitchell, Tom Jones, Chris Hadfield and Mike Massimino are all reported to have experienced the effect. (wiki)

Earth-moon

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch”. – Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

The Fermi Paradox

Fermis paradox är motsättningen mellan den beräknade sannolikheten för utomjordiskt liv i universum och den brist på bevis för intelligent liv på andra platser än jorden som råder. Paradoxen har fått sitt namn av den italiensk-amerikanske fysikern och nobelpristagaren Enrico Fermi, som 1950 ska ha formulerat frågan ”Var är de?”, apropå att inga tecken på liv på andra planeter i form av till exempel rymdskepp eller radiokommunikation har påträffats.
Källa: Wikipedia

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