Wanderers – an Impressive Short Film

This short film, made by Erik Wernquist and narrated by Carl Sagan, has been going around the internet recently.  Wanderers shows what life in the solar system could be like in the future.  Haven’t seen it?  Well, watch it right here.  It’s best if you watch it full screen and in HD.

This is what I’d love to see in the future.  It feels like it’s too far in the future, though.  I would love to do these things.  Can you imagine flying like a bird in Titan’s atmosphere?  Or cliff jumping off Miranda’s huge cliff?  That just seems amazing.

I wish we could encourage the world’s governments and space companies to push for a future like this.  I know, many people will say we need to fix the problems on Earth first.  Unfortunately, I don’t think these problems will ever go away.  There will always be corruption.  But trying to improve our technology and aiming for the solar system will have a trickle-down effect.  I think we would be a lot farther ahead if it weren’t for politics.

So what do you think?  If we could have a future like this, what do you want to do?