Has anyone here discussed the possibility that future generations of people will live mainly in space between planets and not on them? I have not found that this idea is being discussed anywhere. All futuristic science shows on TV, for instance, discuss the technology of living on other planets and moons, but nowhere do I find an explanation of the advantages and likelihood of the vast majority living in otherwise empty space.
We seem to underestimate our future capability to make useful and comfortable structures in space. There is also the safety factor, which seems on the side of planets now, but will free us from enormous risks when we are more capable.
Is this topic of interest at all?
Thank you for your help.
Edited by jamesadrian, 19 June 2013 - 09:26 PM.