Quel est l'état de l'exploration au 21ème siècle?


Matthieu Tordeur

MA International Security Photographer / Writer / Speaker
WikiStage La Paillasse 1

WikiStage La Paillasse 1

Paris, France. 2015

With the theme "Biohacking", WikiStage La Paillasse 1 event took place in Paris in March 2016.

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"(...) So the exploration and curiosity are vital to the human spirit. When we did this, we see that the society in which we live today is saturated with technology, we all have smartphones, almost. we all know how to use Google Earth when today we make a shipment, for a little time is that it is in remote environments, we will use satellite phones, we will use the GPS trackers, etc ... and when one takes a step back, we see that exploration has shaped and changed the course of human history. prehistoric men went out of their cave to hunt for go pick berries and fruits, and it is the very nature makes of man that makes us go towards new horizons, and to go beyond the cave, I want to say. and it teaches us anything, it is that exploration is closely linked to knowledge. Today, the contours of the Earth are clearly known, man knows the geography, school, mountains, rivers etc ... In 1911 for example, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his companions set foot on the South pole, and they discovered and the last virgin geography. In 1969, it was the American Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. In short, the time of great geographical discoveries appears to be over, but the bottom of the oceans and space are areas that still hold many secrets. But the time of the great geographical discoveries in the Edwardian sense, that is to say in the direction of the major British expeditions of the early twentieth century seems to be over. Is it the same for the exploration? Whenever we do an exploration of a new destination, or we make a scientific breakthrough or a technological breakthrough, we are rewarded. We are rewarded by not having satisfied our curiosity, but we are rewarded with profits and tangible applications that can be used in our society. And regardless of the field, scientists today are exploring every day in their own way, seeking situations or creating, and like the great geographical explorations of the great explorers of the twentieth century, they hope to make a discovery better understand the world in which we live. So I think here to scientists and researchers in Antarctica because thou hast well said, I work with the Polar Cluster, and these researchers, particularly on the Russian base "Vostok", have discovered such a sub lake -glacial so 4km deep into the Antarctic continent and the special feature of this sub-glacial lake is that it is the size of Corsica and contains unknown bacteria. I also think of Jean-Louis Etienne, Jean-Louis Etienne is a French polar explorer who in 2017 will start its new expedition ship "PolarPod" and PolarPod is a vertical boat will drift around of Antarctica in the Southern ocean to take samples of CO² and better understand our atmosphere and therefore our world. Then you'll say is that this little guy, what he has to do with it, then, my friends, my relatives and my family are used, they finally describe me as a adventurer or as a budding explorer, and it justified by the fact that since I was very young I actually cultivates an irresistible desire for adventure, that is to say that at 17 I actually crossed the 'Eastern Europe alone and cycling, a year after it was the Atlantic to sail with an English crew, so the Caribbean to England. More recently, I've been around the world 4L with my childhood friend to promote microfinance, entrepreneurship through micro-credit, to promote micro-finance, and in two weeks I go on East coast of Greenland to a polar expedition. And yet there are 4 hours, which also justifies the fact that I am not so well prepared for this presentation, I was in my editor to give the first manuscript of my first book on our round the world 4L. (...) "

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