I think there is a strong humanitarian argument for making life multi-planetary in order to safeguard the existence of humanity in the event that something catastrophic were to happen, in which case being poor or having a disease would be irrelevant
Elon Musk is an incredibly fascinating and brilliant guy. If anyone can make this happen, you have to believe it’s him.
In a related note, the Orion program has me really excited about the future of human space travel. I can’t wait to see what comes of the first test launch tomorrow.