Futurisms: Critiquing the project to reengineer humanity

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Real Human Future


Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson looks through a window of the International Space Station. Image courtesy NASA.
When I was growing up, this image was science fiction. Even now it is not at all clear what kind of future the accomplishments it represents will have. But here is an illustration of an extension of human ability and experience which represents a fuller realization of our inherent human potential. That is surely part of what gives the photograph its beauty. It would be a shame if such a promising start were allowed to go nowhere.

3 comments:

  1. NASA needs to be terminated and space development completely privatized in order for space development to become a reality.

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  2. We need this kind of technology to truly live in space:

    http://www.alcor.org/Library/html/24thcenturymedicine.html

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  3. And if this were an enhanced human in space it'd somehow be detestable..? Or what?

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