Yes, we see Musk and Bezos wiling to risk life and limb to colonize Mars or to make it into low-Earth orbit but one wonders…
Don’t get me wrong, I am for space research, travel and exploration. It’s not an either or thing.
But there are a lot of problems that need to be fixed on Earth, like animal testing, child exploitation, human trafficking, hunger, erosion, judicial reform, micro-plastics, forever chemicals and climate change.
Some of these problems are boring and depressing to work on, but they’re important and we can’t ignore them just because they’re not as exciting as space travel. Where are the Billionaires willing to risk everything to save our planet?