Posted: Wed, February 20, 2013 | By: DEBATE
In surveys of what transhumanists want, one of the top priorities listed is always the exploration and colonization of outer space.
Why is this?
(I must admit it befuddles me a bit. I generally don’t even think about issues beyond planet Earth. I never thought about being an astronaut, or dreamed of space travel. I’m not excusing my behavior, but I’m curious about the infatuation that many transhumanists have for Galactic Exploration.)
My question is - what are the benefits of exploration beyond our planet? Persuade the readers here of its essential, transcendent importance.
Should Space Exploration be a top priority for transhumanists, or not?
What percentage of a nation’s budget should be allocated to Space Missions?
What are we hoping to find out there? How will we benefit from contacting other planets, stars, asteroids, etc.?
Please leave your Comments below, and rate your own interest in Space from 1-10.