If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.
Musk’s message about AI is consistent. He says it's dangerous and needs regulation, or else "AI could turn humans into an endangered species".
A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.
Elon Musk has revealed he plans to send the first SpaceX craft to Mars by 2022, with humans following within the next four to six…
The colonists will be a young offshoot of the human tree, with the potential to evolve into a different species.
Living anywhere in our Solar System beyond Earth will require the same level of protection that an astronaut needs while walking in space.
It seems clear that the colonisation of Mars is not so much a matter of “will it happen?” as “when will it happen?”
Thousands of people could be living in floating space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years' time, according to a British Interplanetary Society expert.
Robots and AI will remain at the forefront of space exploration, with virtual reality allowing us to participate in their exploration.
What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.