FEBRUARY 15, 2012


“If we want to preserve ourselves, survive and make progress as human species, at some point we will have to leave the confines of the Planet Earth- believes Sergei Krichevsky, PhD, test-cosmonaut, Professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

The idea behind the congress is very attractive if, at the same time, conflicted and controversial. There are a lot of people who do not want change. They think that we should not abandon the Earth, that this earthly life is the lot of any normal person. But there are dreams like Dmitry Itskov, and I count myself in that category, and others who want to leave the boundaries, who are thinking about overcoming problems, cul-de-sacs and challenges posed by Progress.  


Probably everyone understands (even those people who are orthodox in their fixation on the Earth), that alas, our beautiful planet is not finite, and that one day we shall lose it.  Humanity should be ready for the inevitable challenge of looking for another home, another reality for our civilization in different dimensions and temporal realms. The ideas of Global Futures 2045 are very much in tune with these questions. 


My presentation at the Global Future 2045 Congress addresses the challenge of dissemination of humans beyond the  Earth, to space colonization. Of course, hear on our planet we daily observe various conflicts, crises, catastrophes, and it may seem that the problem of space exploration is very far-fetched, right? But I am convinced, if we want to preserve ourselves, survive and make progress as human species, at some point  we must go beyond the Earth, because in the future our planet will have to be abandoned. When? It is difficult to say, it depends on how we shall deal with the environment. Humans should try to become universal in a literal sense of the word: to remain on the Earth and at the same time to begin spreading beyond the planet.  


At present  all of our expansion into space, in fact, is  fixated on telecommunications and navigation systems such as GLONASS  as well as  the prospects for mass space tourism. We must adjust our space priorities:  thoroughly prepared and equipped with the knowledge, technology, and maybe even a personal "avatars"  we must venture  into further reaches of space. 


Humans must change. If we want to survive on Earth, much less settle beyond our planet, we will have to become different. In what way? We will have to develop the techniques, the technology, perhaps to transplant our identity to other platforms. We must extend human life because it's in fact disgusting, embarrassing and unfair - to live for only 70-80 years, or even less when there are technologies available that allow you to extend the lifespan to 200 or 300 years old.

But  we must change  responsibly. And young people should participate in this process as well, they should interpret, criticize and find the path which will help to implement such technological approach and at the same time preserve our human natureWe shall all have to walk on the sward’s and  make the shift to the the new human without losing ourselves.




"Global Future 2045" Congress, which took place in Moscow in February 2012, hosted round table discussion "Dialog of Faiths".
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Alexander Bolonkin, Astrophysicist, NASA Senior Research Fellow, addresses “Global Future 2045” congress.
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Test-Cosmonaut Sergei Kirichevsky talks about the paramount role of space exploration in the survival of human civilization.