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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14,317
# 30
12-24-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan View Post
It would be pretty sad if the only reason to explore space was to say "F*** you!" to the competition.

As stated in the above post, we need to explore for the sake of exploring. We don't want to become stagnate. And besides, we have a lot to gain from colonizing space -- mining asteroids/planets/etc, spreading out humanity to reduce the threat of overpopulation, etc.
I expect it to be largely for economic reasons. People have explored much of the Earth in their quests for new resources. I don't expect the exploration of the solar system to be much different.
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