My Response To LIfe

My Response To LIfe

Bootstrapping

Units #'s 3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9

These images (charcoal, pencil/colored pencil) are a series I did of futuristic and idealized forms for probes we might send in the distant future to celestial bodies we have determined to harbor no life, with the goal of impregnating those lifeless bodies with life, or proto-life. Recent discoveries, and those which are likely soon to follow, regarding deep-sea life around thermal vents, and the ‘proto-life’ – the organic films that lay even deeper in the Earth’s crust, may prove invaluable in creating lifeforms or proto-lifeforms capable of withstanding the excruciating conditions on foreign celestial bodies. Once we have determined that there is no life there, in the atmosphere, on the surface, or deep in the crust, it is likely that we will, with advances in our bioengineering and technological prowess, attempt to spread life to there. Whether it is our moon, Mars or her moons, asteroids in our solar system’s asteroid belt, or the moons of the gas giants Saturn and Jupiter, eventually, if there is no life there, we will likely attempt to bring it there. We may do this for the benefit of pure science, to terraform the lifeless bodies for our eventual colonization, or perhaps for industrial purposes like bio-mines or bio-refineries. Regardless, this will be, I believe, a likely outcome, should we survive long enough to amass the know-how.

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