I would like to think that I’m not the only one whose first, humorous thought was:
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS – EXCEPT EUROPA.
ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE.
Come to think of it more than a few years have passed since I red the Space Odyssey books. I do wonder though what we may find out there, even if it’s likely to be far less dangerous than 2061 or The Turing Test depicts. Instead I imagine we’ll just have a lot of scientists and scholars having a decade long think-orgy and that’s probably for the best.