Nov 14, 2016 at 2:43 PM
no offense or anything but America is not the center of the world you know, just because Donald became president doesn't mean the whole world will collapse, and even if all of the countries in the world had Donald as president I don't think that space colonization would get delayedtl,dr; the majority of Americans are assholes, which I agree with. Nobody in this entire country has any kind of forward thinking.
Our planet has finite resources. Additionally, keeping the entire human race on one small rock in space makes it easy for us to all be wiped out by one single major disaster. Additionally, with the advent of manned space flight, we are closer than ever to actually expanding "human territory" beyond our Earth. If our species manages to survive another hundred years, population growth and a demand for natural resources and land will reach a head. As time continues, we will have fewer and fewer options until eventually the only one left is to colonize other planets.
Space exploration and colonization is the next step for humanity. But if we don't begin preparing for it now by 1) settling the differences between us internationally, 2) uniting under the common goal of our species' survival, and 3) conserving natural resources that will allow us to build the things that will get us off planet, then we will be stuck here forever. That means our species will ultimately go extinct.
Additionally, the very nature of our economic system will have to change as we get closer and closer to a point where automation will take control of manufacturing and labor-intensive jobs. Eventually, the only jobs that would be practical for humans to have over machines and robots would be space exploration and colonization, government, and entertainment. The economy will have to gradually shift over time to reflect this. Capitalism forces us to remain in a constant social, political, and economic stasis as we're too busy arguing about wealth and government to get anything meaningful done. Meanwhile communism stifles the creativity and inventiveness of its population by oppressing it. Only a socialist democracy can sustain itself in a future where the human race expands out into space.
A group of people is never going to comprehend the... ahem... gravity of the situation. Especially not career politicians like the ones in America. We need one single, strong-minded, powerful, non-corrupt, and moral individual to rebuild not only our government but the world's and its outlook and goals for the future.