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Virtual Astronauts

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

VR in spaaaaace!

Well, another theme from recent science-fiction seems to be the next step in actual science. At least, according to this article on It seems the journey to another star might prove to be a little stressful on humans, so scientists are proposing to send AI (artificial intelligences) instead of, or in addition to, human astronauts. It could be a good thing, considering that it would make it easier to get a craft further faster, but I saw Star Trek the Motion Picture, so I’m leary of a V’Ger coming home to wipe us out! Seriously, there are still a lot of issues to work out, like the intelligence part of AI, but it’s a promising start.

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