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Enter the Mars Generation

13 Feb 2013, 14:05 UTC
Enter the Mars Generation
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by chris carberry and blake ortner We don’t know what year humans will set foot read more »

by chris carberry and blake ortner
We don’t know what year humans will set foot on Mars. We don’t know what nationality will be first to stand beside their flag on the Martian surface. We can’t even be certain how we will get there. However, we do know that it is highly likely that the generation that will first step foot on Mars is already with us. Assuming these individuals are still of school age today, “The Mars Generation” will have a much different perspective of the world than previous generations.

In many ways, “The Mars Generation” already embodies what our astronauts have seen from space for 40 years — a world without borders. They are increasingly unbound from past assumptions that don’t fit their logical or emotional worldview. Why? Because they can communicate with people of like ideas anywhere on Earth today. That connection may overcome historical barriers and may allow better collaboration towards common goals. Technology binds them together like no other time in history. This is not to say the “The Mars Generation” will be less patriotic, but their ...

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