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Should we be scared of what our future holds? We face bigger challenges than the entire human race has faced before. New enemies, encountering the dangers of space, and the development of dangerous technologies.
As Stephen Hawking said, “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.”
In order to break this mold of being distant relatives of monkeys. We have to prove ourselves to the universe. We must strive for the advancement and the protection of our race. Our first big mission should be our arrival on Mars. Not with a robot, but our own two feet. To say we have stepped foot on another planet is a far greater accomplishment than stepping foot on our own local moon.
Will the day ever come that we can actually leave our Solar System? I believe so, but that will more than likely be after even my life-time. Currently we aren’t expected to arrive on Mars even within the next ten-years. So travel past the outer asteroid belt and into the depths of the Milky Way galaxy is a feat for our ancestors. All we can do is lay the ground work for the advancement of the human-race.