Space exploration is being used by billionaires as a narrative management tool to sell the myth of unlimited expansionism. These guys know ecosystemic collapse is coming at us far faster than their little space dildos can happen but they need the idea of it to keep us at bay.
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) August 7, 2020
This is a cynical view of the the oligarchs’ space activities, but there is precedent.
One need only look at all the libraries named after the 19th robber-barons.