Question from the Internet:
“What do you think the long-term future of human civilization in space might look like, considering the challenges and opportunities?”
I am not sure about the long-term future of human civilization in space. I think that, first of all, we should secure and safeguard human civilization on Earth.
I know there are movies like “Interstellar” for example, that our future is on other planets and that some high-profile entrepreneurs are already planning the colonization of Mars for example.
But the reality of success with such endeavors is very slim, not to mention that as long as we haven’t corrected the problems that lead to destroying our life on Earth, colonizing other planets will not offer viable solutions.
The reason why we are self-destructing on Earth, and we cannot hope for different results “in space” is that inherently we all exist and behave with 100% self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic intentions and calculations. We all care only about ourselves; moreover, we actively and happily succeed and survive at the expense of others and nature.
While nature’s system — we are all born from and still exist in — is mutually integrated, mutually interdependent, and mutually complementing, and all elements of the system selflessly and unconditionally serve the well-being and most optimal development of the whole, we all behave and exist like “cancer-cells,” consuming and destroying everything we can.
This is why we very soon, either directly — through wars, socioeconomic collapse, pollution, etc. — or indirectly — as a result of disunity and competition preventing any efforts to comprehend and solve global problems — exterminate ourselves or at least the majority of the human population.
This is simply inevitable as long as we do not change since we are incompatible with nature’s laws and principles that sustain and govern the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on. So without changing ourselves and becoming similar to nature in terms of our mutual integration and adapting our existence to the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources, we simply have no continuing right to exist in nature’s system — on Earth or anywhere else.
Our future is still in our own hands, but in order to safeguard and sustain human existence and evolution, we have to start some fundamental changes and start a very different, “nature-like” and collective Human development. This will not only save our future but will also lead to attaining our unique and very high evolutionary Human role and purpose in nature: becoming the whole system’s only conscious, integrated, and at the same time independent observers and equal partners.