Bruh, did you know they have found actual small traces of concentrated electricity, gas, and radiation that are thousands of years old? They found actual batteries in bagdad. look for yourselfBecause as technology improves, it will eventually get to the point where it would bring more equality to society.
Which would be bad for who? The rich. The elite.
Also really advanced technology (like things in the movies) in the hands of the masses would be hard to control/potentially catastrophic..
Imagine if everyone could teleport. Or time travel. Or even fly without aircraft. Or had access to guns that shoot invisible lasers. Or could turn invisible.
Or even more realistically... what if the millions each year who die from an 'incurable' disease, didn't? The world only has finite space. I'm sure there are many people with high influence that believe in population control.
Lastly, its about money too. If cars could be developed without the need for gas, let's say.. solar powered. Or a battery that lasts longer than a lifetime. Who would lose out? Oil tycoons. There'd be no more need for gas. That's just one example. But improved technology would make certain things obsolete, which would cost certain people a lot of money.
I'm pretty sure by the time this technology comes out they would have already inhabited Earth-like planets or found some space in the universe to create a wild west scenario where we can get away with society destroying shit like that. Then again, knowing this current society where we still pay for water, who knows what the higher ups have planned for us.
I doubt it. The most earth like planet is about 16 lightyears away which is close to 96 TRILLION miles away. In order to inhabit the planet we'd first have to send test subjects out there. And THEN wait for communication for the go ahead to start mass transporting.
Traveling there alone would take lifetimes (plural). Communication back and forth even more lifetimes. And then sending people out there, more lifetimes. We are talking about hundreds of years, possibly thousands.
In comparison humanity went from just discovering electricity to now having cellphones and spacecraft and internet In <300 years. This technology will more than likely surface way before we inhabit another planet.