Thank you very much for the response.
I, on the other hand am not that optimistic. I don't know why, its just a feeling from a greater volume of circumstance. Before anything and above all, firstly, we have to live a total world-life of mindful good deeds in science to live peacefully and respect the very Earth human activity abounds on.[I'm definitely not superstitiously religious nor part of GP]. This can never be achieved the way we are presently headed. Even you know that. No one should make mockery through destruction on a world scale. Its not just their place to ruin.
Consider the great SF writers of the simple yet complicated movies of Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica, Storm Troopers, Chronicals of Riddick or any other movie that has a regimented look to it. Even the great 1936 movie Things to Come...wonderful piece of work, though looking 100 years into our future.
All of these movies have an inherent vein and that is, 'a military lockdown' to it. Seems like an adventure for Buck Rogers events in the 24C. The great show 'Firefly' really held my attention and imagination. They were not military, just trying to get away from it or them to live and do their worldly business. I liked the show very much it had a daily life quality to me which indicates everything in its place theme at the proper time and could possible be the future.
I think our only recourse is to 'EXPAND' the travel capabilities of man, not hinder him in dogmatic tragedies of the past Earth. Even the great movie 2001, had military underpinnings to create the essence of strength. Some humans conquered another to get where they were in the movie life.
In my world, intelligent life means association without conflict on either side no matter who or what it is. Therefore equality.
What I am saying is that individually we are beaten before we start, yet you can be an individual in the military, the military has the greatest hold on worldly events. In the movie Blade Runner, Dekert was an ex-policeman or hunter of some sorts for an agency, another regimented group finding runaway robots.
Don't get me wrong, I am not for communism, but some sort of organized state like THX 1138 portrayed in the future may be in our midsts to survive on EARTH and from one another.
Then, secondly we can actually make the break for another planet better organized and mentally equipped than we are today, even though today we are looking for that planet which may contain the rudimentary aspects and familiar elements capable of supporting human life for another epoch.
Anyway, I agree with the article with respect to time.