Have you ever imagined going to a space hotel, and orbit the Earth every 90 minutes, instead of your next vacation on the beach? Why not take a trip to Mars as your next life-changing experience? Spring-break on the Moon?
This may look like science-fiction, but it’s the possibility that the near future brings. Recently, Elon Musk and Richard Branson announced plans to independently launch constellations of satellites to provide internet to everyone on this planet. This means that 3 billion new minds will be online in the next decade.
“Technology is a resource-liberating mechanism. It can make the once scarce the now abundant.” P. Diamandis
The disruptive ideas that they can bring to the space sector are endless. So if YOU are not willing to disrupt the current slow-moving and risk-adverse space sector, someone else will. In the US a disruption movement has started, with SpaceX and the Google Lunar X Prize will bring a spacecraft back to the Moon or humanity all the way to Mars…
Where is Europe in this race? Yes, we landed on a comet, and that is phenomenal, but where are the disruptive private projects to create breakthroughs in space technology? It’s time to make space technology abundant to everyone. Let’s make the word Astronaut obsolete (just as it happened with “aeronaut”). The next decades are going to be the time when humanity moves irreversibly off the planet, to the stars. Stop watching the movie, and be an actor!
The best way to predict the future is to make it yourself. If you ever had the need of creating something meaningful, something exciting… and change the world with it, this is your chance. If you don’t like your job, or think it is not leading where you want, stop complaining. You get what you incentivize. This is your chance to make it happen. Start a wave of change for a better future. Join the wave to #BeSpacial. The future is better than you think!