Humans Will Never Colonize Space

50 years after the moon landing, the question isn’t when humans will colonize space. The question is why. Why homo sapiens at all? There are currently 19 active machines exploring the solar system. Why not them?

Humans refuse to see what we really are. We are animals. We are part of an ecosystem. We are not some disembodied…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at