Living in Space
This session will address the importance of the establishment of alternative human living locations off Earth as insurance for the survival of human civilization should a natural or man-made disaster befall our planet. For this reason, many believe that the human drive towards Living in Space is humankind’s most worthy endeavor. International cooperation, modern science, advanced technologies and the exponential growth of knowledge and collaborative wisdom will eventually enable large-scale human expansion into space. The Living in Space session will include lay person focused presentations from a variety of different disciplines ranging from the hard sciences to science fiction, from psychology and philosophy to astronomy and astrophysics, from today’s pioneering space program to tomorrow’s evolutionary steps towards the establishment a human spacefaring and multi-planetary civilization.