I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, the Earth is eventually going to be consumed by the Sun (not to sound morbid) and I like to imagine that humans will survive. Needless to say, if humans don’t explore space, it will not. On the other hand, we could all look like otter people by that time and not really be humans anymore anyway. Not to say that I don’t think otter people would be awesome.
I think we will continue to make “baby steps” but it’s acceptable to make smaller ones for the time being. How can we explore space if there’s an economic collapse that has gone unfixed?