Mr. Carlson: "What's happening right now, is evolution. Evolution never stopped. When individuals in society see someone with more money, more fame, more and better sexual partners, they feel intense pressure to evolve. (And, through social media, all of that is within reach). Combined with this constant state of multiple looming global crisis, we are in an unprecedented position." +
One of the major differences between Earth and near-earth objects benefits the acquisition of extraterrestrial reserves. In fact, it's easier than acquisition of terrestrial reserves: Although Earth and asteroids accreted from the same starting materials, Earth's significantly stronger gravitational pull depleted our crust of valuable elements until a multitude of asteroid impacts re-infused the depleted crust. Quite literally, once on site, less work is needed to acquire extraterrestrial reserves as the selected sites are "crust rich."