Author Topic: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION THREAD  (Read 215443 times)

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Re: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #1240 on: 05/10/2017 02:28 PM »
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>It is entirely plausible the less than a third of Earth normal gravity found on Mars will prevent the zero G medical issues which affect some people--and which are generally minor for people who exercise vigorously even in zero G.  If Mars gravity causes no issues, there is no reason to modify people at all.
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With you until that sentence. Modifications to enhance DNA repair etc. could improve human radiation tolerance.

Carry on....
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Re: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #1241 on: 05/10/2017 02:33 PM »
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>It is entirely plausible the less than a third of Earth normal gravity found on Mars will prevent the zero G medical issues which affect some people--and which are generally minor for people who exercise vigorously even in zero G.  If Mars gravity causes no issues, there is no reason to modify people at all.
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With you until that sentence. Modifications to enhance DNA repair etc. could improve human radiation tolerance.

Carry on....

No need to modify DNA. Nature has ways of dong that already. I wish I could stick around to see the ways in which humanity will evolve in the space age, but humanity evolving naturally is predicated on my not sticking around.

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Re: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #1242 on: 05/11/2017 12:04 AM »
No need to modify DNA. Nature has ways of dong that already. I wish I could stick around to see the ways in which humanity will evolve in the space age, but humanity evolving naturally is predicated on my not sticking around.

These days you've gotta say epigenetics to hand wave the millenniums it takes for populations to evolve.  Plus it's totally hip.
Jeff Bezos has billions to spend on rockets and can go at whatever pace he likes! Wow! What pace is he going at? Well... have you heard of Zeno's paradox?

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