I do believe that mankind should be a space-faring species because this is most probably the only way towards the survival of our species.
We can never survive the next thousand years if we are just confined in this planet, or if we are just locked into the confines and premises of this world, of this planet. Yes, I’ve recently watched Interstellar for the nth time and with it I grew fonder of science and all the possibilities it has to offer to us humans.
We need to be more than this because we are made to discover things, we are made to break barriers and to go beyond the frontiers of what limits this world. We need to learn how to risk things because it would be a very rewarding thing if we are to succeed in the things that we do.
Don’t get me wrong. I love our dear earth! We have devised means to travel this world efficiently both in the land, water, and air. At solid ground level, we can do with bikes to buses, a casual taxi ride to a luxurious limo rental (I was never fond of these before, but after my first ride with Inland Empire Limousines on my cousin’s wedding, it just made me look forward to another one for a bachelor’s party for anyone in my circle of friends), private cars to commuting through public transportation. Other means are through the vast waters of the earth. It’s the same story though: from small boats to ocean cruises to the military fleet. And on the air, we have numerous vessels already that can literally take us to distant places ranging from a few minutes to a few hours.
The earth has indeed become smaller.
I do believe that we need to go beyond the surface of this world, and to go to outer space, to spread our species there, to colonize new world, search for new worlds, or even stumble on intelligent life out there. We may never know what is out there, but we may know that we have what it takes to go there.
We just need to unite, to be as one, and to set aside all of our differences for us to achieve the greatness that we all have been striving for. We must put all of our differences, our selfishness aside, because we should work for a greater goal, we should work for something greater, we should work for the fulfillment of the destiny of our species. We should work for the good of all, and we should go to the reaches of outer space.
Spread our species into the universe, and save us from whatever is happening or will be happening in this world. And it could happen anytime and it’s coming soon.
Disease outbreak, a thermonuclear war, an asteroid collision impact, a meteor impact, nuclear war, and those sorts of things should be taken due notice of, because these things are real. Anything could happen to us in this world, and that we need to work hard for it, for this to not happen. We need to take notice of these things because these are an imminent threat to the survival of our very species.
Let us do what we can for us to not reach this point.
Would we still wait for these things to happen? Of course not. What we should do is that we should see to it that we are secure, and that by becoming secure, we should be out of this world, literally.
Let me reiterate what I said at the beginning: mankind’s destiny is to become a space-faring species. (It hurts to know that the next Star Wars sequel is still to come over a year away!)