We are relatively crude life forms yet we think of the Solar System as "our backyard'.
I believe that, as we crack the codes that these several series of equations may suggest, we may stumble our way into the Milky way and beyond.
Is there plenty of EM energy all around to use and transform when we finally arrive at deep space travel?.
My biggest concern is that we probably will get involved in propogating some huge man-induced "bottleneck" from our routine religious internescene street fights .
We will ultimately need to work together as a species since its only a billion years or three before the sun makes our " local neighborhood" uninhabitable.