Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SFI discussion on interplanetary exploration

This Santa Fe Institute (SFI) discussion addresses some of the issues presented in Rushkoff's book Team Human. A number of panelists note that what's the point of going to other planets if we haven't learned how to treat our own, since we'll likely just carry that same mindset elsewhere and destroy that environment too. Others think that exploring the notion of creating livable environments on other planets will force us to look at creating a more livable one here on earth, and how we are failing. And yet some panelists are of the transhumanists variety, that we as a race will transcend our biology and fuse with our machines and won't really need a physical environment to live in.

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