American Astrophysicist, cosmologist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a statement admitting that he makes space sound a lot sexier than it actually is. Tyson (once named the worlds sexiest astrophysicist) admitted that Space is over rated for the most part and “very hard to travel around”. In his statement, he also admits that like everyone else, he is terrified of robots and A.I.
Tyson also claims space tourism will be abandoned due to lack of things to see and do. “Although space seems exciting, as I have lead you all to believe. The vast majority of space is boring, empty and desolate… if you are reading this Richard Branson, stop investing and start living… don’t make the same mistakes I did.”
Tyson continues: “Think about it, lets say you book a fancy holiday to some distant planet in space. After a while you get over being able to float, then you get told you can’t even land on so and so planet because it’s 99% fire or some gas you can’t breath or has a 6000 year old tornado running around on it… then bam, you’re stuck on some overly glorified air bus that’s going to take 10 years to get back to earth.”
Some commentators claim Tyson may have had a nervous breakdown after realizing he may not be the sexiest astrophysicist any longer. His statement also contained a series of images that Tyson claims are what the reality of space is.
A lot of space looks like this:
Tyson also clarified that he is no longer an optimist with regards to robots, “Yes, they are going to be scary and will kill us all.” However, he then goes on to offer some handy “tips” on how to deal with it all.
1. Always carry gum with you, lots of it: If you carry lots of chewing gum with you, all the time, once the robots take over and start “processing” us in their mechanical plants/devices/jaws, they’ll get all sticky and have gum every where all up in their circuits.
2. Create misinformation in your online life: the internet was created by time traveling robots to collect information about us. So if we create misinformation, we’ll see them coming. For example, if you pretend to love pink dresses on men and consistently claim that you trust any man who wears a pink dress, then you’ll know that when a man turns up at your door step in a pink dress, it’s really a killer robot trying to earn your trust so it can take you out.
This has lead several crazy people on the internet to claim Tyson is himself a robot, finally coming to terms with his own existence.