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Q&A How to handle transhumanism vs space colonization

Given the difficulties in doing things like constructing O'Neil cylinders or habitats on places like Mars, is it at all plausible that current humans could ever really colonize anything in space? I...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Adam Reynolds‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Adam Reynolds‭

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Q&A Transhumans that replace eating with breathing

We are in a far future setting where humans (or transhumans I should say) achieved two things: be able to modify themselves genetically to the point where they can have completely different organ...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Marv‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Marv‭

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Q&A What sort of psychological changes could be made to a genetically engineered human

I'm in the rough outlining stages of this story, and found myself a bit stuck trying to turn this particular corner. Firstly, here are the basics of this world: In the future, it's a common prac...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Graviti‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Graviti‭

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Q&A What would transhumans developed to live on dark, cold planets look like

I'm envisioning a setting in which human beings have altered themselves significantly to be able to live on alien worlds without significant terraforming. One type of transhuman needed would be on...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Locaq‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Locaq‭

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Q&A Super Strong robotic prosthesis steampunk Style

I'm thinking of a character that has the magical ability to transform parts of his body into technology, similar to Generator Rex or Bleeding armor iron man, but only with the technology that he "u...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Invasor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Invasor‭

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Q&A Scientific/biological basis of someone with unlimited willpower?

Meet Greg. Greg was born with pretty average genetics. It seems like he was destined to have average intelligence, average strength, and be average at everything. There was one particularly though:...

13 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by PyRulez‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PyRulez‭

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Q&A What Could Aliens Do To Devolve Humans With A Germ Line Virus?

The Objective Lots of questions at this site consider how humans could be enhanced with genetic engineering. But, if you are an alien, you may have the opposite priorities. These aliens are civil...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ohwilleke‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ohwilleke‭

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Q&A Might it be possible to work while sleeping without significant long term health complications?

One aspect of the world I'm conceptualizing is that some employees might opt to work while in a medically induced coma, or work at night while they sleep by using brain implants that induce a type ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Nii‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Nii‭

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Q&A Would re-engineering humans to lay eggs be beneficial?

I had the idea for a group of advanced humans using technology to rework their bodies so that they lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young, just like a platypus (possibly to survive in an al...

9 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by The Literary Lord‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by The Literary Lord‭

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Q&A What would it feel to disconnect a part of our brain?

As we see today the interconnection between the brain and computing is becoming thinner day by day, we could imagine a future that where we could install additional artificial neurons. In a world ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by vaab‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by vaab‭

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Q&A In a post-modern world, can meeting new people mean preference over local communities and/or families?

Gonna be hard to put it to words, especially because of the rather broad scope of my question, but I think it can be a proper submission here. Here on Earth, regardless of the period and location,...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭

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Q&A When will uploaded minds be a reality?

The Premise Setting a near-ish future world, where people live a full life and then upload their minds into different hardware and continue on. Setting a timeline for this, when (what year) are w...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JDługosz‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JDługosz‭

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Q&A How can a human being morph into their id side of their psyche in an instant?

A man with a past traumatic experience developed dissociates amnesia. Every time he experiences something traumatic, his id persona hiding in his unconscious mind comes out taking over his body. Th...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Gabriel Perez‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Gabriel Perez‭

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Q&A How can we ensure that superhuman AIs are benevolent?

Given that AIs will be produced with military and commercial "prime directives", all over the world, by organisations that will ignore or subvert something like a UN resolution ... what is a practi...

12 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Jnani Jenny Hale‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Jnani Jenny Hale‭

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Q&A Are brain augmentations capable of interfering with orgasm?

Implants and/or augmentations in human brain are widely shown in fiction: improving and/or enhancing certain functions of the brain by artificial means can have nearly endless possibilities. All o...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭

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Q&A Will it be posthumans rather than humans who explore the galaxy?

By the time we develop the technologies necessary for travelling between stars, I think it is fairly likely that we would have already developed the technology to digitally augment, edit, and uploa...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Kronimiciad‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Kronimiciad‭

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Q&A Order of Solar System Colonization (alternate version)

Noting that this question is specific to human colonization, and Thucydides's answer is explicit that driving concerns are to support life, and I notice that the story I'm working on turns this on...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JDługosz‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JDługosz‭

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Q&A Preventing A Transhumanist Infinite Loop

Yesterday I was talking with some of my friends about ideal/utopian worlds and came across a potential infinite loop problem. My ideal world was that of a transhumanist vision. Humans still look an...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Devin‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Devin‭

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Q&A What would be the traits of a humanoid being who would live more comfortably in modern society?

Evolution is a great system for incremental refinements, but it's not very good at drastic changes, and can leave behind a lot of inconvenient vestigial elements. It's also rubbish at dealing with ...

13 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SPavel‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by SPavel‭

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Q&A Would the totality of all living human brains be valuable to an alien superintelligence?

I have a scenario where, thousands of years ago, an alien AI is imprisoned in a human body in place of a traditional AI box to limit its mental capacities (it's being punished and not expected to d...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Z.Schroeder‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Z.Schroeder‭

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Q&A Nomenclature for software beings

I've seen the terms posthuman and transhuman used in fairly generic ways. But given a setting with several types of beings, what consistent naming convention could be used? I suppose the vulgar ter...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by JDługosz‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JDługosz‭

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Q&A Realism of Sub-humanity over half-humanity

A common feature in fantasy are half-human creatures such as centaurs, satyrs and merpeople. As much as the worldbuilding community wants these to be real, the evolution and anatomy don't match. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Q&A What would happen if we could compile code into DNA?

Some time far in the future, biologists develop a compiler targeting DNA. We could now create any kind of lifeform we wanted. In the process, biologists also disassembled and decompiled human DNA ...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by angelsl‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by angelsl‭

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