We live in interesting times. The data is indisputable, despite the cries of the regressive flock. We are perilously close to a dystopian future that will test our species in a way it’s never been tested. All species, for that matter.

In the absence of real leadership or the unity of nations, it will be up to technologists – as usual – to take humanity forward as best we can.

This week, NASA published a video that inspires.


It reminds us of the incredibly unifying quest of space exploration.

Now, we have another mission. To heal our planet and to find a way forward.

There will be a lot of really smart people working on this. There already are. Some will be undoing the damage already done. Some will be figuring out how we can adapt to this ugly future – it’ll be here soon – and we’ll need to adapt. Quickly.

And some are already thinking about humanity’s imminent and enormous quest. More than thinking about it. Some are trying to find out whether we can colonize the moon or Mars. It may be the only hope for humanity.

I hope NASA captures some hearts and minds with this video. We need all the minds we can muster to work on these solutions.

And we need all the hearts coming together, to go farther than humanity has ever been.

We’re just getting started.