>It doesn't feel
>like anyone's addressed the enormity of the problem.
No one really has, on-screen. The closest we've come so far has been a couple-three people sitting around their living room bullshitting about it, which is a far cry from an actual meeting of the Babylon Foundation board of governors or the IPO leadership to discuss the matter. That hasn't appeared, though you can bet it happened sometime between Fulcrum I and Fulcrum II, because it's outside the scope of that particular story. The Fulcrum of Fate isn't about the whereabouts of Kei Morgan or how anyone who might be inclined to try and rescue her might get there... though we will come back to the topic in an oblique sort of way at the end.
And it's not so much that the people we've seen discussing it have said, "Eh, too far. Fuck it, let's go get a sandwich." If you look at the scene in Fulcrum II, Kozue opines that she believes an intergalactic expedition is possible, if enough resources are given to the project, and Len points out that the real problem is, "We have to find her first."
Between that and Len's musing that he feels the universe shifting subtly now that confirmation that his mother's alive is spreading around, I guess I just don't see how you can have formed the impression that nobody's doing anything. It's just that what they're doing right now - what they have to be doing right now - is looking for an angle, not strapping on their guns and riding out of town, and that doesn't look as dramatic on TV.
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