[ExI] Humans will go crazy in space travel

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Wed Jun 2 23:38:59 UTC 2021

On 2021-5-30 17:36, Brent Allsop via extropy-chat wrote:
> No, going to space, before we solve these kinds of problems, including 
> redesigning the body so it doesn't need space suites, can be backed up 
> and so on, is just bass ackwards,

Yes, I hope we can do it the right way.  I like Greg Egan's model 
(«Diaspora»):  Most of humanity is software running on giant computers 
hidden in the permafrost (with backups scattered about the Solar 
System).  Each citizen has their private universe, and access to public 
spaces.  A few million people still live in (improved) flesh on Earth, 
most of which is now wilderness.  A few million(??) others live in 
artificial bodies off Earth.

Uploaded humans will likely run at much higher speeds.  Some extropian 
(Robin?) imagined posthuman fairies an inch or two tall, overclocked so 
that gravity looks to them as it does to us, glowing with their waste heat!

Another idea mentioned back then: because no one loves long transmission 
times, civilization could converge to a single glowing sphere one metre 

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