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Moving Up

by | 14th, June 2006

LOOK beyond that compact and bijou starter home on the fringes of Slough. Look to the moon.

That’s where Stephen Hawking, the astrophysicist, and just about the most famous scientist around, says we should all think of moving to.

“Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.”

While Hawking gets back to his copy of the Mail and looks for new ways to die, we turn to the paper of mass destruction and learn more.

Those of you looking to relocate from Earth should know that, “We won’t find anywhere as nice as Earth unless we go to another star system.”

What that will do to the school run, we can only wonder at. And for something closer to the station and with better parking, Hawking says the moon has everything we need – water was recently located at the moon’s poles.

And that’s great. The only problem is that, as everyone who saw an astronaut stick the flag in knows, the moon is a de facto American possession. And it won’t be habitable until there’s a Starbucks on every crater…



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