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  •  All this off-world colonization stuff (1+ / 0-)
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    requires huge and wide-ranging technological advance. Kinda seems obvious to me that by the time we can terraform another rock, we can change the definition of "human".

    Upload me. I'm ready.

    The Curiosity rover is much more human than Opportunity or Spirit. In ten years we'll be sending electronics into space that are an order of magnitude more human than any of these.

    We are presently weak, whiny, fragile, wasteful, stinky, needful, thinking bags of water.

    Change humans and we can live anywhere.

    I for one welcome our robot overlords.

    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 09:53:05 AM PST

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    •  Nah. We can terraform now. (0+ / 0-)

      We're already doing it on Earth, only in the wrong direction - "Venusforming."  

      Singularity post-human magic is not only unnecessary, but far more difficult to realize than just setting up civilizations in other places.  It's also pointless, like saying "Why build ships - just become a fish!"

      Pour yourself into the future.

      by Troubadour on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:02:06 AM PST

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