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Share Your Story • E. Mandity • December 10, 2012

An Insignificant Future

Without space exploration, we simply won't have a future, either in terms of pure, creative and technological innovation or even in terms of the ecological health of Earth itself. Without an effort to explore and understand our shared reality beyond ourselves, we will deserve any catastrophe that befalls upon us, rather than creatively avoid it to our advantage. Exploring our furthest boundaries is an inherently human trait, and if we abandon this instinct we will quickly lose even the luxury of our false comfort in complacency. Ultimately, our identity as a species will be characterized by our apathy and insignificance far more than our astounding accomplishments.

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