Do you think humans will ever leave the solar system? It doesn’t have to be any time soon (it could be anywhere from hundreds to millions of years until then, if we survive that long).
Assuming that humans really are intelligent enough not to blow ourselves up with things like nuclear weapons, do you think that if we could leave we would leave by necessity? Or simply financial and technological prosperity?
If so, what necessity? Will our planet’s ability to support life go away earlier than we expect and force us to look for new, distant homes?
Obviously if a trip like this was made, the destination would be millions or billions of light years away, and even with ridiculously ample amounts of resources it would take around an entire human lifespan to endure (at least one generation would have to live their entire lives in space). But what if some ominous future discovery rules out staying on Earth and we have no choice?
Do you think we won’t have enough resources or energy that we can harness to make it practical?
What do you think?
I’m aware of the fact that intelligence is not necessarily a positive factor in increasing humans’ survival rate, but to say that absolutely no life or species in the universe is intelligent enough to refrain from destroying itself seems somewhat closed minded.
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