How Civilisations May Ascend

Dr Stuart Woolley
Predict
Published in
5 min readJul 30, 2023

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Perhaps the future of life lies within us and not without us, to paraphrase a psychedelic line from the past.

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We hear much talk in science fiction of civilisations that have approached some kind of physical, technological, or indeed existential barrier ascending (or more fittingly transcending) to a kind of “next level” of existence.

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Dr Stuart Woolley
Predict

Worries about the future. Way too involved with software. Likes coffee, maths, and . Would prefer to be in academia. SpaceX, Twitter, and Overwatch fan.