The Flipside of FTL Travel

Faster-than-light travel makes the science-fiction world go round. Especially space opera, with its galaxy wide empires, space wars and alien civilizations. FTL travel has many faces, though, depending on the technology of its world (and the writer's creativity), and with those many faces come many perils. It has undoubtedly more advantages than disadvantages in fiction, …

To boldly go where no man has gone before, and settle there like we own the damn place

Another of the awesome prospects of transhumanism, and one which is primordial to science-fiction, is space colonization. From pitching a tent on the moon, to settling on distant planets and seeding them with our flora, fauna and ideas, space colonization has been a dream of mankind ever since we gazed upon the stars and realized …

Transhumanism — Superhuman or Inhuman?

Transhumanism is a movement that aims at upgrading humanity through technology and scientific advancements. The idea is to enhance the human body and mind, from the development of advanced life-like prosthetics to repair damaged functionality and the development of life-prolonging technologies, to customizing healthy body parts on demand and adding new functionality, and even merging humans …