I believe that humanity will develop ai and that may be an alternative to us ourselves exploring. Because the likelihood of us developing faster than light travel, is very bleak. And even if we do the closest system is 4 light years away. Thats still four years of travel in space, which would be tough on our bodies. The closest life supporting planet that we know of is 16 light years away, it just seems nearly impossible for humans to travel in space and explore space the way some of us dream. Anyway, if we were to face extinction, then we could possibly send either embryos or dna to planets to colonize them for the sake of humanity surviving and to continue exploring, but we would NEED an ai to overwatch us and teach us the ways of the world while those humans were young. But imo, we aren't leaving this planet anytime soon, so either start fixing shit or go extinct.
someday in hundreds or thousands of years we could figure out teleportation, or we could be uploaded into virtual realities (in 100 years or less) that could eventually be sent to other solar systems so that our consciousness can travel to and colonize other planets, without our meat-bodies having to travel that far.
^I also think this is possible, but we would first have to figure out what consciousness is, which we are far from doing. But who knows what the next 100 years has in store
Also, I feel like any species must be under tremendous stress for evolution to start really being noticed. And humans have thrived to the point were we don't need to evolve, but now we are really starting to see some stress on our survival as a species. Also maybe the fate of every species on earth if humanity keep it up.
And from the way I see it, know how things are going to work out for us in our lifetimes, just remeber that your actions and intentions directly affect our struggle to survive. As far as we know, we are the first species to make it this far in development, lets not let this go to waste....