"Ancient astronauts" intelligent extraterrestrial beings visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity and prehistoric times. Proponents suggest that this contact influenced the development of modern cultures, technologies, and religions, and even human biology. A common position is that deities from most, if not all, religions are extraterrestrial in origin, and that advanced technologies brought to Earth by ancient astronauts were interpreted as evidence of divine status by early humans.
The idea that ancient astronauts existed is not taken seriously by most academics, and has received no credible attention in peer reviewed studies. Well-known proponents in the latter half of the 20th century who have written numerous books or appear regularly in mass media include von Däniken, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and David Hatcher Childress.
Until now our ability to experience new things decreased with age. But now thanks to virtual technologies even if youre getting old, interesting and fun experiences will vastly increase. The merger of the real world with the virtual world will forever change peoples views of life and death. In 30 years the virtual world will become very real. People will be able to indulge in romantic relationships, and even experience multiple life stories and identities. Our future "heaven" is being built in virtual reality.
With the rapid pace at which artficial intelligence is advancing. It will be only a matter of time where a self aware artificial intelligence is made.
what makes a person? Does the soul exist?
What happens after society is hit with plagues, food shortages and wars.Using the different scenarios painted from this site on how society will evolve in the future. Let's examine what will happen after an ELE. How do we rebuild?
With the merging of blank self aware AI and an individual's memories, digital personas can be created.
This article will discuss how a super intelligence will be able to rebuild the planet after a life extinction event.
A lot of people would like to live forever, or at least for much longer than they currently do. But there is one obvious impediment to this: our biological bodies break down over time and cannot (with current technologies) be sustained indefinitely. So what can be done to avoid our seemingly inevitable demise? For some, like Aubrey de Grey, the answer lies in tweaking and re-engineering our biological bodies. For others, the answer lies in the more radical solution of mind-uploading, or the technological replacement of our current biological bodies.
Could we achieve digital immortality by uploading our minds? Would such a process prolong our existence? Several companies, including Luka, a San Francisco-based startup, and research organizations including the MIT Media Lab, are working on digital resurrection technology.