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...results of this revolution will be ultra-strong, ultra-light spacecraft which will send the cost of space travel and development plummeting -- and then you will see vast frontiers open up for growth. This technology will also allow super-efficient assembly and disassembly with almost zero waste (essentially just water as a byproduct) and minimal energy inputs. We're actually closer to this taking off than many realize -- more a matter of people accelerating the effort through a proper systems engineering approach than discovering any exotic scientific principle. I think the future will likely be very bright -- if humans can manage the risks that come with it.

As far as human value, would naturalists/utilitarians find value in billions of people freed up from menial labor to produce art, music, philosophy, science, skill development, athletics, exploration, etc.?