A Future History - Marc Millis of Tau Zero fame has posted a great article offering his predictions for our space-faring future. While certainly optimistic, it is nonetheless based on reasonable extrapolation of current space efforts.
Predictions about the future of technology are so often wide of the mark, yet for many of us they’re irresistible. They fuel our passion for science fiction and the expansive philosophy of thinkers like Olaf Stapledon. To begin 2012, Tau Zero founder Marc Millis offers up a set of musings about where we may be going, a scenario that, given the alternatives, sounds about as upbeat as we’re likely to get.