I'm watching the first operational Crew Dragon Capsule proceed through the regimented, and VERY careful International Space Station (ISS) docking process, which was turned on after pausing another episode of The Expanse. That's only relevant insofar as making it even more aware of how this docking process is like watching paint dry.
With respect to the current global space faring organizations, both government and private sector, are there any discussions or development efforts amongst the those who develop the operational SOPs to reduce the time it currently takes to dock a spacecraft to another structure in orbit?
I can think of a few justifications supporting the development of a more efficient launch to dock duration: safety, quick turn requirements, emergency response, etc., I suspect there are more. I'm a lifelong aviation careerist, so safety is front and center for me every day, and get that there are lives at stake. But with Elon Musk's dream of space travel becoming as routine as air travel today, I'm wondering if turning up the dial with the automated flight guidance systems which are relied upon today.
Or is there simply no interest in speeding up the process, at least at this point in the game?