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Quit Earth Movement?

With the US Space Agency's plan to establish long-term presence on the moon, are we approaching a **'Quit Earth Movement'?

By Mehr Sohal

We, being the 'Curious Species', have always been interested in the "beyond". What lies beyond our world? Does life exist beyond the Earth? Can we live somewhere beyond this planet?

Voyager I. Sci-fi movies like 'The Martian or 'E.T'. Discovery of water on Mars.

All of the above are examples and evidence of this curiosity, and somewhat obsession with space. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Nokia and NASA, in cooperation with the US Space Agency, are exploring a new telecom market– the moon; out of sheer curiosity. NASA has approached Nokia to create an "ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of their plan to establish a long-term human presence on the moon by 2030. Therefore, attempting to answer the aforementioned question: "can we live somewhere beyond this planet"?

Due to mankind's unsustainable practices and habits, it is no shock that scientists are exploring a new planet to move to and well, destroy as well. However, in light of recent events, (the looming COVID-19 pandemic– hope that jogs your memory!) the timing of this project is a tad bit suspicious. With how absolutely NOT supercalifragilisticexpialidocious things are going down here, is it possible that we are approaching an unimaginable and new revolution– the 'Quit Earth Movement'?

I would argue that yes, we are. Or at least the almighty NASA is. For why else would discussion of installing the most basic necessity for this generation – internet – on the moon happen now, when things are at their peak worst on Earth? Why, Nokia has already declared that their 4G technology can easily be updated to a "super fast 5G in the near future". If that isn't planning for packing bags and leaving the Earth for good, I don't know what is.

I can only hope that other countries around the world join the bandwagon on this 'Quit Earth Movement', as quite frankly, all the drama on Earth is getting exhausting. Extremely exhausting.

**Note: This is a satire

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