Can you really imagine that we will bridge space if we cannot manage our behavior???
Yes. Because there are infinite profits to be made doing so.
Michel de Montaigne said one man's loss is another man's gain... Unless people in need of spolation are infinite, neither can profits be infinite... Marx noted, perhaps in quoting another, that high profits and glut, meaning depression, are synonymous... High profits suck the wealth and finally the capital out of a country, and we have done that in this land for many years, and with loans, for many years to come... Where is the money to invest, since even the government has been plundered, forced to borrow from the very people it could have taxed....And where is the energy to be found, since what it takes to go anywhere is such an enormous expenditure of energy that the gas used would not get one around the corner... No investment in education has been made because as much as possible eduction has been used to deny class mobility, ensure upper level intelligent servant to the rich, and as a tool of foreign policy... Profit can only be made on labor which creates value to begin with, and there, patent law has been used to enrich the rich and stiffle invention... We might send off some piddling explorations, and before they would get out of sight we could be drowning in our own ****... Space is a dream world of fanatsy not only for story tellers and moralists, but for out of control governments as well... Space is just more sand blown up the ass of vulnerable humanity that can see how quickly we are burning through our resources and beinging ourselves to the point of anhilation... We have the choice to believe that nonsense, which is really the nonsense that everything is well, nothing will ever change judging by the fictions of men in space, or we can be certain that unless we manage our affairs as free men in a rational fashion and measure and ration our resources, and control our excesses and injustices with democracy, true democracy, -that we will die by war, disease, drought or dementia....Every time we chose hope over reason we chose death and slavery over life and freedom...