Isn't that what we do, though? We think of things that don't exist yet? That's kind of our big adaptation as a species. This is a discussion about whether mankind is 'good at surviving', or whether we're maybe not as ideal as we think we are.
For example, we can compare ourselves to organisms that have survived for thousands of times longer than we have and that maintain the ability to travel between planets by crazy meteoric happenstance.
We have some of those living on Earth. They are very small, very old, and very hard to kill.