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As a species, we’ve come a long way. As a life-form, we’ve come even farther. We started out as practically motionless single-celled organisms, but soon we’ll be branching out to other planets and increasing our own capabilities beyond what evolution alone could have ever accomplished. One could say we’re growing increasingly more powerful. And that’s exciting because, you know, we’re more or less hard-wired to be excited about helping our species advance.
Elon Musk is demigod who is here to speed all that up, and the man’s rightfully praised for it. He’s getting us around the world more efficiently, he’s getting us to other planets more efficiently, he’s even getting us using our brains more effectively!
We have a very wild future ahead of us. Will we be alive to witness it all? Not at all unlikely. But we can all make fairly educated guesses as to what will be changing. What’s really interesting though is what lies beyond that, how those changes will shape the future of life as we know it.
We’ll be making present-time science fiction look boring.