After watching the film “The Wandering Earth” (2019), I admit I was surprised that the premise of moving the planet Earth out of the solar system is a concept the scientific community actually deem as feasible! I’m skeptical but science eggheads say it can be done. (To Filipinos, think of bayanihan on an interstellar scale.)
It’s a mind-boggling thought, something that my younger and more innocent me would have immensely enjoyed immersing myself into. (But those were my I-want-to-be-a-scientist days.) We are more familiar with the idea of establishing human settlements in the moon or even Mars. There’s also the theory of colonies residing in structures that revolve around the earth. But all this would eventually be destroyed by our Sun once it turns into a supernova. All useless endeavors, just waiting to be scorched to oblivion.
Moving the earth is the best solution, as portrayed in the movie. Humanity should propel it to another star system’s so-called Goldilocks Zone and reboot mankind’s existence on the planet. Wouldn’t it be great if we can bear witness to, or even play vital roles in such a monstrous feat? Alas, our lifetime is but a tiny blip in the vast expanse of time and space. We can only imagine what would it be like.
Nah, I won’t review the movie anymore. (LOL!) You can watch it on Netflix. Awesome project, by the way.