Yes I do. They already are working on an underwater metro passage way under the sea that would make it from America to Europe in less than a few hours. I watched a National Geographic Documentary on it awhile back, so if they can even begin to think of something that far under the sea that would go that fast, and we have the most advanced airlines in the world, we can target a moving object with them, they can put thousands of photos on a single flash drive, it wouldn't be impossible to think of an elevator to travel into space. The fact you say "human race" leads me to believe you would think "we are not alone" in the universe. I however do, (but have unearthly beliefs as well) and believe that at a point in time it will be possible for a space elevator to travel just as quickly and safely as it is to fly from NYC to LA California in hypersonic speed time.