Elon Musk: SpaceX can colonise Mars and build moon base | Technology | The Guardian
It's Gonna Be A Long, Long Time Before Elon Musk Can Shrink The Planet - Forbes
Perhaps we should be looking at the present rather than futuristic fantasies:
Futures Forum: The future, with all of its ideological baggage, and its smoldering graveyard of unfulfilled dreams, has failed us. We’d do well to abandon it, and start figuring out how we might survive the present.
Especially as much of this thinking is pure escapism:
Futures Forum: Mission into space >>> "We’re making a mess of this planet - it’s probably good for another 200 or 300 years, so it makes sense to get out there and find another one."
Futures Forum: Climate change... and 'Interstellar': 'Cli-fi' escapism?
Besides, such promises have made before - with alternative agendas put in their place.
As another billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel has said:
“We were promised flying cars, and instead what we got was 140 characters.”
Or as anthropologist David Graeber has asked:
Futures Forum: "Where are the flying cars?" or, "What happened to derail so many credible ideas and prospects?"
As always, the NEF makes a few salient points:
Earth or Mars, the future is all about reusability | New Economics Foundation