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Wed May 30, 2018, 09:11 AM

What humans will look like on Mars

Colonizing Mars might be the best chance to ensure the human species survival in the future. In order to adapt to Mar's hostile living conditions, our bodies will evolve in ways that might end up with a completely new species of human. Following is a script of the video.

When it comes to colonizing new worlds, Mars could be humanity's best option.

But the journey won't be like it was in the past for pioneers like Ferdinand Magellan, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong.

This new frontier will be the most extreme challenge yet. It's not just learning how to survive on an alien planet with less oxygen, a weaker gravitational pull, and more harmful radiation. It's enduring the changes that these extreme conditions will have on the human body manipulating it in ways that we can only begin to imagine.

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-humans-look-like-on-mars-2018-5

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HAB911 May 2018 OP
Guilded Lilly May 2018 #1
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Javaman May 2018 #3
DavidDvorkin May 2018 #4
hunter Jun 2018 #5
FiveGoodMen Jun 2018 #6
LuvNewcastle Jun 2018 #7

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 09:42 AM

1. In other words... They will be martians.

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Wed May 30, 2018, 09:55 AM

2. See: Frederick Pohl's "Man Plus."

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Thu May 31, 2018, 10:56 AM

3. "In fact, some scientists think we'd actually develop orange skin, not green."

just too easy.

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Thu May 31, 2018, 12:58 PM

4. In the early days of settlement, a lot of them would look like corpses

Exactly like corpses.

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Fri Jun 1, 2018, 06:07 PM

5. Colonize Mars? Why?



What's so special about humans?

If we humans don't screw up to extinction then our intellectual offspring may inherit the solar system and beyond. They may remember us, respect their ancestors, but they won't be "human."

I suspect it's possible to house the equivalent of a human consciousness into something smaller than a dime. Those are the people who will know this solar system.

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Fri Jun 1, 2018, 06:36 PM

6. Virtually no one on earth will be taken to Mars

Say, if a comet is heading for us.

The ONLY point in colonizing another planet is to rest happy in the knowledge that something like us will be walking around after we're long gone.

Does that really matter at all?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 10:54 AM

7. Unfortunately, that is the ONLY thing that matters to some people.

We're all just here to procreate, and we're useless if we don't.

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