Skip to main content

View Diary: Why Not Engineer Animals with Human-level Consciousness? (143 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Given a few hundred more years, technology could (0+ / 0-)

    overcome those difficulties. Rotating space stations five miles across with magnetic protection from ionizing particles much like the earth. Then there's terraforming planets. We've learned to do it on earth on a major scale.

    I could envisage a select group of extremely wealthy and powerful people creating such a scenario to escape an earth doomed to destruction.

    Maybe we will just stay on earth and begin to re-terraform it after a major extinction event caused by human abuse.

    Maybe silicon based consciousness will eventually replace our meat bodies. Then it won't matter what happens to nature. We could "live" on a rock as long as there was an energy source.

    •  Like I said, (0+ / 0-)

      there's no technological fix for this.  Ain't gonna happen.  Just getting the materials needed for such ships out of earth 's gravity well is economically unfeasible for anything more than a handful of people.  We're stuck and WALL-E is not a documentary.

      •  The materials won't come from the earth except (0+ / 0-)

        at the very beginning.

        economically unfeasible for anything more than a handful of people
        That's OK. I never said this was for the common man. It's for the elites to escape the sinking ship (that they destroyed in the first place).

        It was once said that tar sands oil would not be economically feasible for at least 100 years, if ever. Tight oil in the massive quantities now available were but a (wet) dream to most oil men just a decade ago.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site