He tells us about the upcoming race for Mars

The third season of this proposal that science fiction fans will be able to enjoy on the video platform of diffusion from Apple is a delight. Like the first two. And, in my opinion, it is not only because of its impeccable technical and artistic craftsmanship, but also for its reasonable credibility from a scientific point of view. And it’s appreciated.

Before going further, a little word that science fiction fans who haven’t had the chance to discover will no doubt appreciate: for a limited time we can see the first season of this series for free and no need to subscribe to Apple TV+.

There is no doubt that with this strategy the inhabitants of Cupertino intend to retain new customers, but whatever it is, it is worth trying. As those of you who have seen it already know, the first season kicks off with space race between the United States and the Soviet Union to place the first human on the surface of the moon.

With Mars in the spotlight on the show (and maybe off)

In this article, I do not intend to reveal any relevant plot of the plot of the series, but I must necessarily comment on the plot proposal for the third season, as promised by those responsible for this fiction in the second season: human settlement on Mars.

The interesting, and, in a way, surprising thing is that somehow this series could predict what will the world be like where we are going, and where the West and Russia are going in diametrically opposite directions.

For decades, the United States (which is unquestionably at the forefront of the West from a geostrategic point of view) and Russia have joined forces in space exploration, an alliance which in the scientific field has brought us many joys.

Russia has announced that it will withdraw from the International Space Station from 2024

The International Space Station is one of them, but the current situation, in which Russia and the West are separated literally over an abyss on all fronts, put an end to this collaboration at a very worrying speed. In reality, Russia has announced that it will withdraw of this station from 2024.

But the worst thing is that currently, nothing invites us to be a tad optimistic about scientific and technical collaboration between the West and Russia in the field of space exploration. And probably in other scenarios the picture will not be much different. That’s a shame.

inner parahumanity

With curiosity, ‘For all mankind’ describes a reality very similar to the one we are currently experiencing. A second “cold war”. In the series, the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is constant, and causes tensions that even scientists cannot escape, which must in no way be subjected to the political interests of their nations.

“For All Mankind” is fiction, yes, but it is quality fiction. Fiction with reasonable credibility. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call

But that’s not the only thing this fiction shows us. It also shows us another path, one in which when nations in conflict manage to set aside their differences and allow common interests come first success is much more likely. And in the short and medium term, everyone benefits.

This is not at all a matter of theoretical goodness. Quite the contrary. History has shown us time and time again that when the superpowers push together and in the same direction grand dwarf challenge. They are diluted and, frequently, they are exceeded. “For All Mankind” is fiction, yes, but it is quality fiction. Fiction with reasonable credibility. This may serve as a wake-up call.

Leave a Comment