“I’ve often heard people say: ‘I wonder what it would feel like to be on board a spaceship,’ and the answer is very simple. What does it feel like? That’s all we have ever experienced. We are all astronauts on a little spaceship called Earth.“ (R. Buckminster Fuller)
R. Buckminster Fuller was an authentic visionary who saw the big picture (as evidenced in the quotation above) and the necessity for humans to find sustainable ways to continue our existence at the global level. That means learning to exist comfortably on our planet without royally screwing it up.
I cannot help but think that the Billionaire Cowboys riding their little rockets into space might better have turned their efforts to improving the planet for everyone, not just the moneybags who will someday become “space tourists” enjoying the thrill of their little individual lives.