Yeah, sure, living on the moon or Mars is fine and dandy (and it’s gonna happen soon- so get space bound, people), but that’s only a temporary solution to a very long term problem. The long term problem being the death of that thing in the sky that keeps us all alive. Of course dumping people on the moon and Mars will solve our biggest immediate problem- overpopulation. Overpopulation is to blame for pollution, crime, poverty, and under education (if there were only a few of us here, we’d all be educated, well-off, and have resources aplenty). Overpopulation isn’t just the elephant in the room, it’s the steadily growing monster in the room. Apparently none of us are willing to give up our genetic drop in the bucket for the betterment of humanity. Because of overpopulation, we will eventually be forced to start building apartments alongside the International Space Station. Hopefully a gnarly spaceship will be included with each lease of such apartments.
The solution to the long term problem is an artificial planet or some kind of living space ark (http://news.discovery.com/space/private-spaceflight/project-persephone-icarus-interstellar-100yss-120920.htm). We’re gonna have to start flinging mini artificial earths with living things on them out of the solar system and see how that works out before we actually send an artificial planet with humans clinging to it out there. It does seem that having a bubble-like artificial planet where inhabitants live on the inside, with some kind of artificial sun in the center of the bubble planet, would be most protective (as pictured above). I think this is very exciting because it may eventually allow, through many generations, for the only scenario that I would want in a theological heaven- the possibility to trek the universe and visit many other worlds in the cosmos- to actually see and visit the starry heaven above. Those born on the artificial planet millions of years after its launch may be able to browse catalogs of the other worlds that the artificial planet previously visited, along with their landscapes, and maybe their inhabitants… Eventually it’ll be time for many humans to take a visit to the first U.S. Spaceport (where I was born).