Technology will take us there unless the flat earth gang brainwash the populous. It will be seen by many as a new way and ability to be exploited for progress but the Vulcan part of my brain says maybe not. I envision a possible regression on Earth, to a more barbaric era. Convicts will no longer go to prison with available rehab therapy but be put on transport ships to "Australius7" a prison planet several light years from home. We can conquer need and hunger at home but not until we mature as a species. The process could cause us to revisit ourselves in a previously accepted society. Soon enough though, we would have to accept and embrace "Australius7" into our fold.