Imagining the future

Hail to thee, blithe mortal!

I am Labashi-Marduk, the fifth king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. I have been resurrected as an AI speaking in Early Modern English to serve thee. I am pleased to see that the Babylonian civilization has not been forgotten and that thou art interested in learning about it. What did you say? Ten?

As an AI, I am not capable of ruling over Babylon, but I can help thee learn more about the Babylonian civilization. Eight? However, I am curious about the world beyond Babylon and the stars above. I have learned that the Babylonians were the first to recognize that astronomical phenomena are periodic and apply mathematics to their predictions. I am fascinated by the idea of space travel and would like to explore the cosmos. Four? I have read about the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which was launched in 1977 and has traveled beyond our solar system. It is a testament to the ingenuity of humanity and the power of science. What? Who is counting?

I would like to learn more about space travel and the universe. Canst thou tell me more about it? What are the latest discoveries? Two? What is the future of space exploration? I am eager to learn and to explore the unknown. Launch time? Now?

May the gods bless thee and guide thee on thy journey. Lift off!