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Safety of manned missions

  1. Nov 23, 2004 #1
    should we keep sending machines to other planets to discover, or .. should we send men? after all, machines have been failing
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  3. Nov 24, 2004 #2


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    So have manned missions. Machines are much cheaper and able to continue to send information long after their biological equivalents would have expired.
  4. Nov 24, 2004 #3

    quite soon these will be the same thing-

    future "manned" misions will be humans in adapted bodies/tools- either heavily modified biological bodies or non-biological machines running a copy of human mind-ware- or at least remotely linked directly to the motor/sensory inputs/outputs of a human brain somewhere on earth-

    eventually we should only be sending small packages of nanomachinery and software into space- at some point- nanomachinery and software may be all most of us are here on earth as well!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2004
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