At 12/10/12 11:13 AM, Gzus361 wrote:
The more realistic view is "Man, that sucks im not gonna be around for that."
Sorry for the let down LOL.
Unfortunately, I think you might be right there. I think it might indeed still be a little bit too far into the future for us all to witness. Of course there are already space trips being planned for whoever cares to buy a ticket, but it's probably going to take a long time before they become affordable to Joe the Plumber (I see tickets are priced at $200k right now). Asteroid mining is also a hot topic at the moment, but again, it's still pretty far into the future before it's actually realised I think.
As for hotels in orbit, I don't think they've even began to develop that yet so forget about it.