Hello? Alliens? ET?

For a long time the media of this Pale Blue Dot write about the problems its inhabitants face. Financial crises, conflicts, pollution, poverty, political instability, and the list of bad news goes on and on. Suddenly NASA makes an announcement and the world stands still. Seven Earth-sized exoplanets discovered orbiting their Sun and for a day – at least – the problems and issues of our planet don’t fully dominate the news. Why? Why hundreds of millions of people who possibly have their own important problems consider this discovery important?

For me the answer is simple: It is our nature. Curiosity, exploration, innovation are the defining characteristics of our species. Our whole history has been shaped by visionaries who conceive ideas, innovators who create the means and tools based on the abstract ideas and explorers who enlarge our borders and pave the ground for the next generation of visionaries.

For example, the existence of exoplanets was conceived as an idea by visionary scientists like Carl Sagan, innovators created the means and tools like the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and now modern “explorers” will study the planets hoping to answer one of the biggest questions of humanity: Does life, as we perceive, it exist elsewhere in the Cosmos?

I believe that this discovery has an even more important aspect. Our world has become too “small”. We can travel to any place in the planet in hours, communicate with anyone instantly and have access to almost any information with few clicks in our keyboard. We need to expand our boundaries again and perhaps the discovery of planets that may support life, “only” 39 Light Years from our home, gives an “impossible” magnificent target to our species. It is not something that our generation will experience but it our generation’s duty to look up to the stars and pave the way for the future.

inside, worlds are spinning…
the shapeless is shaping to what I create…
as above so below… 

 

Keep dreaming, keep innovating.

NASA’s PR: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around

Talking about New Orleans

Love New Orleans. It’s a lifetime experience.

Here is an ideal scheddule! Wake up around 5am. Have a coffee at a Starbucks (mocha frappuccino grande… sigh!!!). Work till 12ish. Have a lunch at Camelia Grill. Wander around Royal str. and Jackson sqr. till 3pm. Work till 8ish. Dinner at Court of Two Sister. Live music at Vasso and around Frencman’s str. Repeat. Resting is absolutely prohibited!

You need to visit:

Ps. you’ve got to hear Ed Willis – Blues4Sale