iirc weren't they already messing about with relay-free quick travel? Also, if you took the Green ending, im kind of wondering if some sort of hybrid life form would ever die of old age? Which would lead to me thinking that once you are grown up, you literally can do whatever you want. But I don't know that. And yes, the 'vibe' I got was that they have the tech to go to the stars, but some of them have chosen to live simpler lives without all the high tech.