Neil Tyson on Reddit

Neil Tyson was on reddit the other day answering questions.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mateq/i_am_neil_degrasse_tyson_ama/

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Do you think that Humans in our lifetime will achieve the technology to be able to live forever?
If so, what is your greatest dream that you may someday be able to do that we don’t yet have the technology to do?

[–]neiltyson[S] 1145 points 1 day ago

Yes, I think it’s inevitable. But that would eventually make for a very crowded Earth. So perhaps that’s what we need to jumpstart the space program.
Would love to live long enough to know what dark matter and dark energy actually are.

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Can we inspire more kids to pursue space-related science and research? If so, how?

[–]neiltyson[S] 2897 points 1 day ago

Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. The beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That’s why my public focus is primarily adults.

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What do you think it will take for the US to seriously reinvest in the space program?

[–]neiltyson[S] 2674 points 1 day ago

A foreign threat. That seems to be the only thing around that motivates bickering political parties to act in harmony.

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