Space is the place for a resource-rich and peaceful existence

astronauts in orbit over earthI think I’m largely preaching to the choir when I plug the benefits of space exploration here at Futurismic, but I’m not going to let that stop me. And we’re not alone in our beliefs – the former President of India says that the vast energy resources that space technologies can exploit make the price of admission well worthwhile.

Meanwhile over at, Al Globus explains how space colonisation is a viable alternative to war (here’s a hint – resources again), and points out that repurposing the military budgets of the world into space habitats would make the necessary budgets look tiny. I agree with him entirely, but I doubt he’ll have much luck convincing the hawkish types who make decisions of that kind. Still, fingers crossed. [Image from NASA]