Mars is the next big inspirational adventure. And after that,
mining the asteroid belt, engineering large scale structures in
space, and eventually exploring outside of the solar system.
This could only be written by someone inspired more by a love of
science fiction than of actual science.
If we ever want to get to Mars, and feel good about it, which I
hope one day we will, first we have to get our priorities right, which
means recognising and developing an understanding of the root cause
of the existential problems we have here on Earth, before they put an
end to all our aspirations.
This root cause lies in our own
Darwinian nature and the civilisation it has given rise to.