There is no question that generations from now our descendants will sail out into new solar systems. That evolution is natural and clear from what has gone before. As Arthur C Clarke said:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.
Technology though, as such, is not our problem. A poor workman blames his tools.
The concurrent challenge to the coming evolution of the space age, is: can we ameliorate our main two issues?:
-Lack of vision about the nature of natural abundance and how to nurture and harvest it wisely
- How to manage without our management model perpetuating core and fundamental blind spots. The goat herders that made the Sahara being a classic example. When a myopic visor takes over our thirst for profit – if that visor does not balance the need for sustainability, well, then, we shoot ourselves, and generations to come, in the foot.