“What will the world will be like in 1,000 years” seems like an absurd question to even ask, yet curious people do wonder, and certain people like Ray Kurzweil spend all their time working to find the answers. Here are the top 5 reasons to look ahead.
We will have mapped out much more of the the cosmos. We will be able to foretell future cosmological occurrences that can affect the Earth, and the repercussions that any those events could incur for humankind.
The biggest reason for space exploration, however, is not only to discover how the universe works, but to scout out new and interesting planets that have the potential to support human life, should unfavorable conditions appear.