There are over 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Yet the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has come up empty while looking for alien signals. Some “great filter” likely exists, preventing life from developing or progressing to colonize the galaxy. Perhaps this filter is the unusually high intelligence that humans possess.
Each vote from a swing state has a small chance of swaying the election. Due to the scale of the US government and the special threats that Donald Trump presents, the expected value from each of these votes is immense.
Elon Musk recently unveiled his plan to colonize Mars. If he’s successful, a one million person, self-sustaining colony on Mars could be achieved within 50 to 100 years.