Humanity is not going to make meaningful strides into space until its social development arrives at a more stable place. With all of the resources we are putting into war, political deception, consumerism and manufacturing of useless things, and destruction of our planet, far less effort and energy is going toward better understanding our universe. I don't deny that discoveries are being made but we are running on a clock right now; we have to arrive at the most important discoveries before our time is up.
Much more of humanity needs to be on board for this to be practical, and personally, I would rather not see humans enter into meaningful space travel until we have learned to control our basic instincts such as greed, fear, violence, etc. We would only do damage to the universe and our impulses would likely jeopardize any meaningful discoveries we make out there.