The numerous ideas of space travel that the likes of Virgin Galactic and Bigelow are enforcing through the media I find quite scary when I think about it. Especially when we get to the extent that they have already planned, designed and prototyped the currency in space: Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consider this in the context that Bigelow have done the same thing in designing an "inflatable" space hotel, and Virgin Galactic's "The Spaceship Company" - well... the name sort of says it all, but Branson has a team that have come up with a 2 designs for a spaceplane, suitable for taking tourists to the moon and back.
To me, it all seems like one of those silly ideas you come up with as a kid - "it's gonna do this, and have one of those, and you can do that".
But really, what the heck is wrong with Earth? I bloody like it here, why would I wanna go up there? Other than for sheer banter, a bloody good sun tan, and re-living the best bits of Futurama! Other than that, let's face it. The only good thing about being up there compared to being down here is you're never gonna have a crap phone reception.
I'm not saying I don't like the idea, but it seems to be happening really fast. I guess that's just technology though. But am I the only one who thinks that in 50 years time, my grand children (making the assumption that I will have grand children) will come out with something along the lines of "I'm bored... might grab the next shuttle to the moon" O_0