Millis, who’s now at the Tau Zero Foundation, also raises an interesting paradox. No matter when we launch the first interstellar probe, it’ll take a long time to reach its destination. Which means it’s quite plausible that we’ll later invent a newer, faster interstellar probe that gets to the star even sooner, with more modern equipment. Which raises the question of why we even bothered to launch that first probe.
Mirrors my problem of when to adopt new technology….
I don’t necessarily think we need to go to Mars, but yeah, an informed, educated public would be good.
It’s stuff like this that makes me believe that there is no God. Or maybe that God is a conglomerate of the effects of the remaining dimensions.