Space used to be the place, but in recent years our collective focus has narrowed to Mars. It's likely that enough teens stricken with the millennium bug spent the year 2000 exchanging heavy pets in suburban movie theatres, subliminally associating their raging teen hormones with Red Planet and Mission to Mars. Now we've gone so far as to send a robot there and treat it like a WALL-E sequel.
The existential threat of our dying world, sci-fi hypochondria come true, has our scientific minds pointed at Mars and the I fucking love science! crowd is along for the entertainment and pretty pictures. Anyone not so unmoored from the blue planet as to sign up for a one-way trip spaceward will at least be able to play pretend soon with Surviving Mars, building up successful Martian society until flooding shorts out their PCs and consoles.
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