I could guaranty that if we spent money on piece and knowledge for our people we would be allot further then we are now. We know we have a basic instinct to explore and that should say something to allot of people! Instead we are stuck under politics and policing of the world instead of trying to unify it. You can never make piece with war that's been historically forbidden.
I believe because of governments of all types and wars we have fallen much behind then where we could be to day, from the recovery from the dark ages to the fall of rome. Instead of moving forward we have socially bound our self to exact ways of Rome where we are still stuck on the vice of greed and printed and minted money. It is the most important thing to us, even though we have means to feed everyone in our country, cloth everyone and so on and to make it so everyone is living a good life, this would make many crimes a thing of the past. That way we could make our fellow man's mental health a top priority along with teaching of knowledge and not just when we are young. Instead of working for self preservation (not to starve) & greed we could make all essentials in to days society supplied. That way when a computer is made it would be made to last as many years as possible where as in to days system they want you to always buy new computers so they make them flawed on purpose. They could also be made to be easily update able and we would be making products to the best quality that would be update able along the years. All the current ways we work now are wasteful and not for the greater good of man but instead the greater good for ones self. A republic is nothing new and we throw around the terms democracy and freedom but people are easily tricked we are not a democracy nor are we free "Physical slavery requires people to be housed and fed. Economic slavery requires people to feed and house themselves".
To day we could use some of the greatest minds to move us forward using social engineers to plan for a new more efficient & free system such as drop down to the basics paper money is worthless and the true item of value is resources. So we could start moving to a resource based economy as that's whats really valued also by trying to remove greed of the old ways we could also note that our earth is the highest of all resources as it keeps us alive and we could devolope ways of healing our earth. I my self believe that those deserts we see from space is places where our earth is dying but that's my belief and I believe it needs to be fixed in the old lands we removed all the trees and as we learned in america when you remove trees and you make large farm land dust storms started and with out us stepping in it would have eventually turned in to a vast desert. Anyways the current system is slowly colliding with technology and it is out dated along with the others ism's. Our current system holds technology back! We need to accept that a 2-3 thousand year old system's will not continue to mix with today's ever changing world it only works in country's that are still trying to catch up but if they join is then we could speed them up as well. Instead of working to fill the bosses pocket we would all be working for modernization of our lives and community's. we can have machines to do the work of 1,000 workers. I'm not saying this would be something easy but we never do things because they are easy we do them because they are hard. This is just a glimpse but to the topic at hand.
Anyways America its self should have already made a base on the moon at least a few years after planting the flag and it should be one of our top priority's and no not with in 30 years you start now. We got in to space by doing thing now and we still know nothing some metals such as mercury could have some very different effects in space to be able to experiment in space allot is the only way we will be able to master it. If you consider the rubber band theory at one time mars was here and we where allot closer to the sun, makes me wonder if its possible for a star like the sun to belch out materials such as planets who knows I believe Mars might have been much like us but for some reason it lost its atmosphere and as it stands as a some what of a dead planet but I believe we could revive it with some of the stuff we have been making hear on earth such as the man made atmosphere we could try to build their also it would be a big opportunity for the Archaeology community to search this planet who knows what would happen if we started to find buried buildings or other stuff that's deep in its surface that we know nothing about with out looking. A Base then could be place on Mars, making history. We as creatures have always been looking to explore for a reason and I think we should be continuing this.
But as said currently we are far off we can't stop killing each other and letting greed run rampant among everyone. I always found this funny, the president gots a fall out shelter if all hell brakes lose but everyone else in this country is well expendable apparently! If they could repopulate the world that would be allot of inbreeding eventually.
Piece! Hopefully we can learn to live here first and soon, and may be one day make all the worlds resources open to everyone but that's along time away unless we change, just something to chew on.