Too many seem to think that politics has nothing to do with scientific research. How quickly they forget that research into Stem Cell technology was set back a decade for political brownie points by fmr. President George W. Bush.
In the case of Russia, their entire economy raced from being beaten back into the stone age by Germany to climbing back to a major industrialized nation within two years. The United States, of course, restored its navy and had outpaced Germany and Japan combined for the production of weapons and equipment for war within the same period.
Bottom line: When people’s backs are against the wall, they can do some pretty amazing things.
In the same way, I expect that nations which lean towards democracy will utilize the impetus to find ways to move their population to a disembodied state, as such a state will greatly reduce the resources necessary for an interplanetary escape.
Given that Europe is already on the verge of solving the issue of fusion energy, and given the fact that the emDrive/Cannae drive is not dependent on solid fuel rocket propellent to travel, I expect that disembodied brains being shipped to the moon or mars via fusion powered craft will most likely occur before mid century.
What people will find waiting for them will be vast underground complex’s built by the nanomachines designed by artificially intelligent computers. These machines will not only keep human brains alive indefinitely, but will provide each mind with the experience of a virtual body and an interactive multi-brain network for communications in a virtual community with a virtual environment.
While the planet of our birth continues to tear itself apart, the new colonists will bide their time for a century or two, retake the earth, and terraform it back to its pristine state. By that time, the fascists will have either killed themselves off, or died as a result of the storms caused by the Climate Change they never believed existed.
Moral: Those of us who survive Donald Trump and get out of the United States will outlive his party. If there is anything left of them in a few hundred years, they will be easily dealt with.