I think we should wait until we have the technology to travel to our closest planet before we take such a huge step.

dont worry if we survive the current oil age there are plenty of ways to get around to other planets and stars.

after the oil age is over those of us that have survived will be surviving using free energy or solar energy and travel to other planets will be more desireable if not necessary.

but for now you should concentrate on a way to travel to our closest planet using the only available fuel source we are allowed to use.

maybe try coal even or natural gas.

some feasible fuel supply that can be taxed.

that way no one will scoff at your ideas and there would be billions of funding dollars just waiting for you to waste them on your next idea.
3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science.