Nick Nielsen talks about the ethical and philosophical aspects of humanities expansion into space. We covered topics ranging from the ethical considerations of the presence of life in the universe, to how independent space-fairing societies would form with unique philosophies, to what space law and a ‘space bill of rights’ might look like.
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J. N. “Nick” Nielsen is an independent scholar from Oregon who studies philosophy, civilization, and the future. He has spoken about the future of civilization at several conferences (including 100YSS, Icarus Interstellar, SSoCIA, IBHA). He participated in the ethics proto-task force for the Human Space Program and a space ethics panel that was part of the NSS-NIAC-TransAstra Space Settlement Workshop.
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