Introduction

Let’s start with two quotes:

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete’ ~ Buckminster Fuller

In this book we see the Cosmos with a new perspective. One where humankind is able to freely move across the breadth of the Universe. Exploring, and exhilarating in the experience. We examine ideal technologies that make this possible. We also deal with issues and problems which might arise when we undertake this journey.

We imagine what it would take to foray into the world of supernovae, galaxies and nebulae, quasars and pulsars, binary and quadruple star systems, planets like and unlike ours, and travelling through constellations which some believe (even today) hold a sway on our lives. We imagine being soaked in the majesty of the Cosmos. We imagine doing this in a way which is even more convenient than the means which we have for traversing the earth in our present times. We also imagine a life which is humane, and free of suffering.

We accept that these will sound like methods beyond our dreams and capabilities, and in the realm of fantasy. But we will also argue that these are ideas and ideals which we must strive towards, beginning at this point in our technological history.

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