A thing I often feel a little wistful about is knowing I won't live long enough to see even the beginning of the human colonisation of other planets. As missions to Mars look increasingly likely, it's still going to be decades before a proper manned trip takes place, and even more before we start building there. I'm really hopeful it's something my son gets to see, but it'll be long after I'm feeding the soil. However, yesterday I had a moment of realising I have lived to see some science fiction from my childhood.
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