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Colonize the Ocean

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Humans should master the earth and turn whatever they can into use. Before colonizing space, humans should focus at colonizing the oceans, Antarctica, and turning the deserts green. Once humans master the earth and its properties, then maybe humans can move to the final frontier and master the whole universe. It might not happen during my lifetime, but I would sure be happy to know that human beings are constantly getting better and evolving, rather than going back to the jungles.
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We may be running low on room on land (although we could fit the entire world's population in half of Belgium), but the ocean has a ton of resources and such that we could use to survive there. Now, I do believe that some places should be left alone, or most actually, but others, mostly ones lacking any real wildlife, should totally be used. We own the world, so the world should be used, yet respected.
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Imagine going to the beach. You think it is going to be an awesome day. You arrive only to find plastic bottles littering the shore and oil floating in the water. When you try to look out at the sunset, all you can see are floating cities. That is what will happen if oceans are colonized. No more relaxing days at the beach. Anyways, the cost would be expensive. It would probably be one million per year at the least. Not to mention hidden costs like if you get water in your house from a big wave, maybe if your electricity goes out and your stuck, or even if you run out of fuel and a hurricane is coming! Humans bring problems wherever they go. Do you really want to bring it to the ocean and all of the poor creatures that already live there.
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The idea that the world is, or will soon be overpopulated is a long, hard debate in it of itself, therefore a great way to settle the debate would be to colonize other areas of the Earth. One of the basic necessities that any civilization needs is water for food, bathing, and so on, and what better place than being in the ocean? You would have access to (for all intents and purposes) unlimited water, your oxygen and power supplies are given by breaking up the water into H and O2, food can be hydroponically grown.
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It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.
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I loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power i felt with each breath of wet, briny air.”
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