Living Beyond 2100: On Earth and Beyond

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The practical case for human spaceflight weakens as robotics and AI advance. But Martian settlements will surely be established by adventurers.

These pioneers will have a strong incentive to use genetic and cyborg technology to adapt to a hostile environment. They will spearhead the advent of the post-human era which could continue for billions of years. We humans are not the terminal branch of an evolutionary tree — maybe not even the half-way stage, But we could be of special cosmic significance for jump-starting the transition to electronic (and near immortal) entities, spreading their influence through the Galaxy and far transcending our limitations.

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