The other day, a classmate and I were fantasizing about traveling at the speed of light. He thinks the world needs to unite under one form of government, thus facilitating the path to discovery. I didn't think this would ever happen, because government and rebellion form a symbiotic circle (termed loosely of course, don't jump on me). Also, there are those people who will not see the deep importance of uniting. Unless given some incredible cause, it won't happen. Two thoughts were spawned then. One from him: The U.S can easily take over the world, given a couple hundred years. It's already begun, first with Afghanistan and a possible second with Irak. One from me: When we discover, or 'they' discover, life on another planet, we have a cause. All ye' earthlings will go into a flutter, and in utter entropy, fling both arms up in the air saying silly things like "What have we been doing with our short, insignificant lifespans?!?" I pictured a time when earth would unite under necessity to fight, communicate, or better-associate with distant civilizations. What do you think about his bold-ed theory??