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Old 05-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Smapti is offline
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IMHO, our efforts and resources are better spend in solving earth-bound problems. Otherwise, we are likely to snuff ourselves out or soil our nest long before technology provides a life raft to some other place.
I would argue that "ensuring that the entire human civilization and/or species isn't wiped out by a nuclear war, pandemic, or natural disaster of a global scale that we can't possibly foresee or prevent" is among those "earth-bound problems".