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Old 6th Nov 2018, 07:01
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We don’t get anything back except for knowledge by spending hundreds of billions exploring the solar system - but still we do it. The plans are already there for nano-sized starships within the next few decades, I think we will do that as well.

Will we eventually send Von Neumann probes? I think equally probable.

As for human exploration, the problem is our ephemeral lifespan. But if a means of ever uploading our consciousness into cybernetic hosts is so,fed then that issue goes away - and you can eithe4 sleep or slow down the speed of thought so the journey time spent seems much shorter.

There is a good Sci-Fi series based on the concept - The Bobiverse......

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