ENGIE - Choose your own adventure - english
Created on November 15, 2020
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HOPE: That sounds a little far off.
JANE: I mean, these are not immediate risks… that is, unless a meteorite falls on earth and suddenly we are all becoming stupidified or something along those lines.
HOPE: WHAT?! Is that even possible?
JANE: Not by a longshot, but if such ever happened, some of our specialists will study that rock on detail. We have a whole branch dedicated to study rocks from space. There are materials out there that you can’t get here on Earth, you know.
JANE: Minerals, mostly. Although we found things like water, or even organic-like substances.
JANE: Research. For now.
JANE: These materials are key to understand the origins of the universe, the solar system, earth, even life itself. And we could use a good deal on intel on to apply them too.
HOPE: For what?
JANE: For starters, you can rest assured that if we ever build a base on the moon in the near future we won’t be hauling any bricks up there.
HOPE: Okay, that makes sense.
JANE: In any case, that’s where you young bloods come in.
HOPE: Hauling bricks?
JANE: Going into space.
HOPE: Oh, right, right.
JANE: So, kid. Would you be interested in some space geology?
JANE: Then I believe you would be suited to work on the mines. I’m not gonna lie to you, It’s not a comfortable job, but it’s really worthwhile.
HOPE: A mine? With picks and shovels and all that?
JANE: More like with technology, data and heavy machinery. Mine engineers are responsible of prospecting ground, setting diggings and extracting any valuable resource under the rocks.
HOPE: So they don’t have to mine themselves.
JANE: No, but they need to work on location for periods of time, sometimes for as long as the dig takes. Fun fact: they do need to get a license to handle explosive material.
HOPE: Why is that?
JANE: Turns out sometimes the only way through bedrock is a big bang. Fireworks kind of lose their appeal after that.
JANE: It is! You just have to remember: do your math and wear earplugs. If you follow procedure everything goes by the book. What do you say?
JANE: Then I hope you don’t mind getting wet, because that is SO going to happen.
JANE: Well, no. You don’t really need to splash in every pond you find in your way, but you might need to get into a body of water eventually if you decide to get into hydrogeology or oceanography. To study it, that is.
JANE: The name kind of explains it all, It’s the study of oceans from all perspectives of science: Biology, ecology, chemistry, even economics. It’s quite extensive, since roughly 97% of all water on Earth is related to oceans.
HOPE: Sound like a lot to handle.
JANE: It is. And it gets weirder when you plunge into the depths. It’s practically alien in there. Likely there are thousands of species that we haven’t ever heard about yet.
JANE: It’s the study of the distribution of freshwater on Earth. How it is affected by geological features, and such. It also deals with pollution of freshwater supplies, a matter of critical importance.
HOPE: About that…
KNOOP: WARNING: SHARING TIMELINE DETAILS STRICLY FORBIDDEN.
HOPE: Yeah, maybe I’d better shut up.