One day, in the not too distant future, space tourism will be as normal as packing up the family to see the Grand Canyon. The Moon may even well become a hot honeymoon destination. How can this be when the cost of sending fragile humans into space is immense?
Michio Kaku, author of The Future of the Mind, says that the technology--robot surrogates--is already being advanced by the Honda Corporation. Us feeble humans will one day be able to experience the Moon and Mars through our robot surrogates--or robonauts--that travel to space on our behalf. The experience will feel just as real to us earthlings thanks to pods we enter or helmets we wear to see what our robonauts see.
Today's big idea explores the future of space travel.