Scientists are warning that future humans could turn into cannibals if they get stranded in space colonies without any food so that's a nice thought to kick off the new year!
· · Jan 1, 2022 ·

As children, when asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, many of us said: "Astronaut!"

But little did you know that being an astronaut might mean that, at some point, you' know...become a cannibal:

Scientists have warned that when humans 'inevitably' set up space colonies they could turn to cannibalism if crops and farming systems fail.

They said future colonists will end up eating each other if they run out of food and don't receive regular supplies from Earth.

Experts warned that more preparation was necessary given that humans could start colonising parts of space by the end of the 21st century.

"More preparation..." I mean, yeah, start saving up those Ramen packets like, right now.

Charles Cockell, a professor of astrobiology at Edinburgh University, said: 'Even with the best technology, isolated human communities can degenerate very quickly.

'If you put a group of people on Callisto, things start going wrong and the plant growth module breaks down, they are going to eat each other if there is no other way to survive.'

Okay, can we just be honest here and say that this might say more about Professor Charles Cockell than it says about this theoretical "group of people?"

I mean, I dunno about you, but I would not actually eat my fellow colonizers. Like, if it started to seem like even a remotely good idea to eat one of my buddies...well, rather than actually be a cannibal, I'd just, you away.

Seriously though...if you head off to colonize Callisto, bring some extra Ramen. It can't hurt.


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