In the next few months we should find out a lot about the Pluto system that we don’t know today. New events in space exploration are always exciting, and this one has been a long time coming. Still, I’m really looking forward to the day when some of these videos and missions will involve people again. Metal boxes of cameras and radar just aren’t as inspiring, but to be fair, for a glorified asteroid like Pluto, it’s more than good enough.
Graphene, carbon nanotubes, and other forms of “nano” materials are surely going to be a catastrophe. Perhaps we’ll find a way to control these new materials, but right now it’s hard to ignore the damage they will do to our own bodies and to our environment.