Been watching space afternoon on Discovery. Stephen Hawking was talking about the necessity of leaving our own planet to avoid the numerous ways our planet will get its ass kicked in the future. But the techological advances required obviously require a lot of money which no one country is ever going to pay for. And stuff like dna altering and synthetic dna will get massive resistance from religious and pressure groups. It’s intereseting to think of how long it will take before people realise the importance of survival over society’s obligations.
Also interesting fact, If you have something gold or a heavier metal, the element itself is only formed in a supernova. So whatever gold things you have, were first created in space during the death and explosion of a star. Pretty cool.