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What would colonization of the Final Frontier look like?

"But Stephen Hawking, one of the few physicists whose name regular people actually know, thinks differently. He’s worried that until we disperse, we’re in imminent danger of a catastrophic event destroying human civilization – heck, human life – for good. “One we spread out into space and establish colonies, our future should be safe,” Hawking once said to a BBC reporter."

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What would colonization of the Final Frontier look like?

What is the technological singularity?

"The idea is that when we become capable of creating beings more intelligent than us, it stands to reason that they — or their near-descendants — will be able to create intelligences more intelligent than themselves. This exponential growth of intelligences would work much like Moore’s Law — perhaps we can call it Kurzweil’s Law — but have more profound significance. When there are intelligences capable of creating more intelligent beings in rapid succession, we enter an age where technological advances move at a rate we can’t even dream of right now."

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Humanity Plus: How transhumanism could change the human race

"The posthuman is the destination: the human that transcends humanity through undefined means — technologically, spiritually, genetically. The posthuman has much in common with the Übermensch, a philosophical concept coined by Nietzsche that would come to be interpreted in many ways: racially by the Nazis, eugenically in a great deal of literature — The Wrath of Khan must be one of the seminal works in any rigorously academic posthumanist literature list — and through technology."

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Humanity Plus: How transhumanism could change the human race

WordPress: The free software with a big economy & how you can get involved

But as WordPress began to grow in popularity and adoption, it became apparent that there were ample opportunities for businesses to take a scaleable one-to-many approach. In fact, Automattic was one of the first to do so.

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“I have always believed that the Open Source foundation of WordPress would provide incredible opportunities for businesses to be built. When I founded Automattic about 5 years ago it was the first attempt in our community to do that in a large, targeted way, starting with anti-spam service Akismet,” said Mullenweg in an interview. “The recent success of the WP premium theme market is just the latest example.”

Read: WordPress: The free software with a big economy & how you can get involved

The future of money: New paradigms for the checkout, banking & currency

"All of these companies and organizations are bringing fascinating possibilities to the table, but what’s more interesting than each of them individually is the sum of these parts. What will money look like in the future, in a few years or several decades when such things breach the hardened walls of the banking and government institutions running our economies?"

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The future of money: New paradigms for the checkout, banking & currency