50 years ago today man walked on the moon. Just mind blowing.

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    Imagine being alone so far away from all other humans? The sheer accomplishment is one issue, that's the scientist in them to look around in awe at the desolation, take samples, be investigators. However, that curious kid in them that always wanted to travel into space had to have taken hold of them as they explored. The wonderment of looking down at earth. The excitement of taking those steps.

    We can envy billionaires and playboys, but nothing anyone will ever do, they did. They were the first humans on the moon. One day when I'm gone, there will be the first colonizers and the first on mars etc. It all sprung out of the idea and then the reality that it CAN be done.
     
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    It's amazing! It is incredible what men can do when they have moral convictions, and a purpose.

    50 years later, now men can call themselves women, and beat the snot out of women in MMA sports, and walk into women's bathrooms, and not be arrested for either! It's incredible how we have advanced as a species....
     
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    I remember sitting in the living room in 1969 as a young boy with my family watching the moon landing on Black and White TV in stunned awe. I can't think of a greater technical achievement given the state of technology at the time.
     
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    Sadly... that wasn't my memory of how amazing human beings were.

    I remember being rounded up by the school, and sent to the school gym where 5 of the biggest color TVs the school owned were tuned in... for the first public school teacher sent into space.

    It didn't quite turn out as well for us. Generation to generation, technology has advanced, but not the hopeful and awe'd attitude.

    I got be honest with you Mike... I would do anything to give back all the technology to your generation, and instead have that attitude and morals, passed onto this generation.

    We've gained smart phones and lost the idea of right and wrong. We've gained sex-ting and naked selfies, and lost goals and purpose.

    We've gained the ability to talk to people in real time, from multiple places on opposite sides of the Earth..... and now we can't even define what a 'man' is.

    I love technology. I've been working in the tech sector my entire life. But sometimes I wonder if we rolled the dice between technology and a meaningful life, and lost.
     
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    Orbiting around the backside of the moon is one of the most bad ass things a human being has ever done.
     
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    I'll always recall where I was when I watched man walk on the moon. Our family bought our first color TV for the occasion. I remember my father being quite upset that the landings were in black-and-white.

    The other thing that I will never forget about America's Space Race is just how quickly it fell out of fashion. In 1969, more than 600 million people watched the moon landing globally.

    Less than one year later in 1970, when the networks interrupted a re-run of 'Batman' with news of the life-and-death struggle of the Apollo 13 crew, one million views called in to complain.

    Our optimism for the future and our infatuation with the space age disappeared practically overnight.

    Humans haven't left low earth orbit for nearly 50 years.

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    It was the Patriarchy that did that!!!!

    Greg
     
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    Mine didn't.

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    We weren't better people in 1969.

    Women and minorities were discriminated against in the workplace. Divorce was already becoming commonplace. Drug usage was at all time high. Domestic violence and drunk driving were barely considered crimes.

    People have been complaining about the failure of morality since the days of Demosthenes. New technology provides us with new challenges.

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    At least drugs were still reasonably priced.
     
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