Colonization has been a turning stone of many civilizations. It has been primarily been to the benefit of the colonists and unbeneficial to the natives. Now that earth has no place left to colonize all we can do now is look to the stars. Well the celestial bodies surrounding stars to be more precise. Humanity has only ever known a single planet. Actually we only know a lot about the surface and very little about beneath the surface and the bottom of the oceans. One of the best parts about colonizing other planets is the lack of native inhabitants. Or at least a lack of inhabitants that we know of.
As we humans scrape by the edge between survival and mass destruction, we search for new horizons. Preferably horizons that won’t see calamity. New lands untouched by human hands. That is the dream of many who are have dreams beyond our atmosphere and of people who are quickly realizing that earth is a lost cause and should think about leaving it. As far as I know, plans and preparations are being made to colonize the first planet, Mars. While we have a firm understanding of Mars, there exists a countless number of other planets to explore. It is often glanced over but such possibilities have been explored in the realm of science fiction. But the topic is incredibly complex and interesting.