Private spaceflight and robotic management are the future.
Eventually, robots will replace the need for human labor (think of droids, in star wars; also think of robotic manufacturing in today's industries and how it used to be skilled human laborers), and the people who own the robots will be on the top. The whole economic system will be changed by then, however (if people don't have to work anymore, how will they get money, who will get their money, etc.). It's a compelling thought.
As for private spaceflight, modern countries haven't made any advances in space travel, NASA stopped the far-outdated shuttle program, but doesn't have anything to replace it yet (come on, guys). Then there's that awkward moment when an energy drink company has a better spacesuit apparatus then the aerospace department, smh. The next big thing in flight on earth is vertical take off and landing, along with propulsion, think of the Harrier or F-35. So badass.