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We asked Bill Zavatsky to write on the following:
Most of the world's population lives in poverty, starving, without access to the most basic health care. But we look to the stars. Money that could alleviate hunger and illness is spent to perfect delivery systems that will propel mankind to the planets, and there are those visionaries who conceive of interplanetary journeys lasting several generations. This is mankind's destiny, to foul the camp and move on.
-- Matthew Rohrer