Posted: May 03, 2018 4:09 am
by Dynalon
Keep It Real wrote:
Dynalon wrote:Humans are pretty good at inhabiting our planet but one thing that humanist narratives will not tell you is that the human body is altogether ill-suited for outer space: atrophying terribly even when subject to regular exercise and subject to all sorts of horrible carcinogenic cosmic rays. I'll leave it to you to decide whether transcending these weaknesses will be a purely democratic process.

Seems a little, erm, narcissistic (sounds cheesy coming from me now that word...), no: anthropocentric, to think humans and machines need be combined physically in this way. The machines do the physical space exploration (for now) and could carry the genetic code(s) for humans and the technology to gestate and raise said colonising humans if/when fertile ground is located. That approach also ameliorates the spectre of homogeneity inherent to the "Borg Mind" level of interconnectivity/cybernetics. :dunno:

How in God's name are weak, fragile human beings going to be brought forth on some arbitrary alien soil without any modification?