I'd certainly settle happily for a lot more exploration of our solar system by means of many different types of technology. Considering how much we squander on pointlessly putting humans into space and how little we gain in knowledge from these expensive but pointless endeavors, it's a shame - a deep shame - we're not smart enough to spend less on shoving people into LEO and spend far more on planetary explorations instead.

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