I have often wondered the moral implications of packing together all the right wing politicians of this planet, jamming them into a huge rocket and firing them to a faraway planet where they could make as much war and pollution as they wanted.
Then i think, stuff it, they can stay here on the planet they ruined and i will jet off to a nice clean World free of their stupid ideals.
Seems that i may have some company on my trip as Stephen Hawking has been having the same thought.
The World renown cosmologist has said that colonising planets far from Earth is crucial for the human species to survive in the longer-term. The nuclear threat, advanced biological weapons, climate change and dumb leaders are all making our future prospects decidedly iffy.
That's the plan then, lets flesh out the bones with the details.
First, we are going to need some serious transport as with the present vehicles it would take 50,000 years to get to the nearest star.
Hawking has considered this and suggests an antimatter drive that could get us there in six years at close to the speed of light.
Okey dokey, so any destination in mind? The European Space Agency are actively looking for habitable planets by analysing their atmospheres and have discovered s many as 40 billion Earth sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way galaxy.
That's that sorted then. Now we just need some men to help repopulate the new planet. Hmm, how to get hold of Johnny Depp's telephone number.