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- Feb 2022
First, there is the life insurance rationale. Although the chance of a planet-wide calamity extinguishing our species is low, it is not zero.
Notably Steven Hawking (and others) warned about this year ago already. Not to take away from Musk's achievements, but he's not the first to recognise and work on this problem.
For the first time in 4.5 billion years, a creature living on Earth has the ability to do something about this threat by helping humanity to become a spacefaring species.
Classic article about the topic: https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html