SciFriday: Eternal life in outer space

We’re back from the Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference and ready for science! Thanks to Myles in Maryland for sharing the talents of his three beautiful daughters, Anna, Elizabeth, and Abigail, who shouted this week’s “SCIENCE!”

The latest transhuman proposal to live forever is from a group that believes sending our DNA into space is our path to immortality. To recycle what is becoming Derek’s go-to phrase, “It doesn’t work that way!”

Also: A report from the prophecy conference, L.A. Marzulli’s Mexican “fairy”, genetically modifying Martian colonists to guarantee they’ll be democratic, Russian roboticists believe they can give an artificial intelligence human emotions, and DARPA developing “chiplet” robots that can self-assemble into whatever you need.