We've got all the cool stuff you need -- right here!
For example, Lockheed is moving ahead with its airship.
Jeff Bezos has introduced a fully reusable rocket
And it works! Does this mean that Blue Origin is pulling ahead of SpaceX?
Since space exploration is happening, it's a good thing we're working out property rights in space.
But then how big a deal will space be when we have programmable matter?
And get we get these cool things faster via time travel? (Which may or may not be right around the corner.)
In any case, we should value it all for the experience.