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Welcome to a Special Edition of The Dark Extropian Report. It’s been a bumper few weeks, months and years even in the world of astrobiology, and in particular in the area related to the theory of Panspermia – the idea that life came riding in on an asteroid or comet to our planet. This is one of the very core ideas of Dark Extropianism; that we are inextricably bound to the cosmos, on a grand scale that at the very least is inter-planetary. That our fate lies there as much as our origins do. That we are more than just star dust, but part of a living system that spans billions of years, who’s distance is measured by the speed of light. That ecology is something that spans the galaxy. That we are not meant to stay here, that our destiny lies amongst the stars.

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First they take the sea, then the galaxy…

China’s current terraforming activities and proposed designs for cities and vehicles provide an excellent way to expand their territory and power; not just within its nearby waters, but also beyond Earth. Creating new land and living in ever more hostile environments, such as beneath the ocean and in orbit, allows it to continue to develop its industrial base and fully leapfrog the first world nations to become an off-world one

Japan – perhaps trying to remind everyone how big they were in the 01980s and are due for a comeback tour, of sorts – is on a similar path, its heavy industries simultaneously reaching up to the heavens and down into the quiet deep.

And Singapore just doesn’t want to be remembered as Disneyland with the Death Penalty.

Its a new century and the Asian region is quite happy to rise on its own, ditching previous relationships with a decadent Europe and declining America, instead forming partnerships with Russia and Africa and forging its own fate, in the stars.

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Announced just under a year ago, and still with an eta of ‘sometime 2015ish’, Amazon’s coming drone delivery service Prime Air is poised to be the transformational technology for the city that the Segway was promised to be so many internet years ago.

Since its announcement drones have continued to infect the mainstream memeosphere, moving from geek toy and killer death machine to increasingly filling every gap in between. But once Amazon implements its physical manifestation of “infrastructure-as-a-service”, it’s sure to follow a course similar to that of its backend-code. Like Amazon Web Services (AWS) we can expect to soon see an Amazon Drone Services (ADS).

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