NASA hasn't helped much
Robert Anton Wilson said Space migration is tremendously exciting to me, because it's the opening of a new frontier. Historically, every time a new frontier has opened, there's been a big upsurge of creative energies, a Renaissance effect, a Creativity boom, and the human race badly needs that at this point. Also, I think most of the Energy problems that it's fashionable to worry about will be solved when we get out of the Closed System of one planet and start dealing with many worlds. When we have hundreds and hundreds of space colonies dotted all over the earth-moon system, or as far out as the asteroid belt probably, then there won't be any more energy problem, there's so damn much energy out there compared to the energy available on the surface of the Earth. And it will also solve the population problem, more and more people will be migrating into space, I'm sure. I want to go myself, some people think that's whimsical in a man my age, but I'm expecting rejuvenation technology (Life Extension) will be along in the next 10-15 years...
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