FRONTIERS

With help from our customers and the scientists we work with, we decided to take a look at the frontiers humanity must explore over the next century and beyond. This white paper is the result.

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WHITE PAPER ESSAYS

Chapter 2.

Toward a polymorphic species

Ted Shelton

Chapter 3.

The next great exploration is our own biology

Chris Hinojosa

Chapter 4.

The evolution of the human extremophile

Dr. Nathan Smith

Chapter 5.

Toward a polymorphic species

Ted Shelton

Chapter 6.

The next great exploration is our own biology

Chris Hinojosa

Chapter 7.

The evolution of the human extremophile

Dr. Nathan Smith

Chapter 8.

Toward a polymorphic species

Ted Shelton

Conclusion

What it means to be a frontier species

Steve Tidball

Introduction.

Innovating our way out of trouble again

Steve Tidball

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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed back onto the Eagle to return to Earth after the moon landing, sleep was out of the question. The noise of pumps filled their tiny cabin, bright warning lights couldn’t be dimmed, and even the window shades were glowing as intense sunlight shot through them. 50 years on the problem remains, and we decided to take it on.

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One day in the far future, archaeologists will dig up an Indestructible Puffer, and have to figure out who built it and why.

In every industry there’s someone building the future, whether it’s technology, architecture, food, cars or space rockets. In clothing it’s us. Founded by twin brothers, designers and athletes Nick and Steve Tidball, we use science and technology to create clothing that no-one else can or will – clothes from the future.

1. The evolution of the human extremophile3. The next great exploration is our own biology2. Towards a polymorphic species4. The search for alien lifeResearch findings: We're a frontier species

Artificial intelligence and humanity

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMANITY

Toward a polymorphic species

A contributing editor at WIRED, Kathryn Nave is currently completing a PhD on the nature of conscious experience in the predictive brain at the University of Edinburgh.

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Autopsy 7019, a vision of our future world 5000 years from now

A contributing editor at WIRED, Kathryn Nave is currently completing a PhD on the nature of conscious experience in the predictive brain at the University of Edinburgh.

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Founded in 2016, Vollebak uses science and technology to make the future of clothing happen faster. In our first four years we’ve made the world’s first Graphene Jacket using the only material in the world with a Nobel Prize, released 100 Year clothing designed to outlive you, created a Plant and Algae T Shirt grown in forests and bioreactors that turns into worm food, and designed the first jacket for deep space travel. You can find out more about us at vollebak.com.

Preparing for life beyond earth

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FRONTIERS

At the end of 2019, with help from our customers and the scientists we work with, we decided to take a look at the frontiers humanity must explore over the next century and beyond. And this white paper is the result. .

Artificial intelligence and humanityInterplanetary explorationPreparing for life beyond EarthHuman performance and adaptationInnovating our way out of trouble

EXPLORE TOPICS

INTRODUCTION

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BACK TO TOPOr download the white paper as a PDFIntroduction: Innovating our way out of trouble5. The future of interstellar communication6. A conversation with Artificial Intelligence7. Perceptual pre-training for alien environments8. Using the Antarctic as a spaceflight simulator

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