Could Human Civilization Spread Across the Whole Galaxy?

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Ever heard of von Neumann machines? These self-replicating machines could allow for the expansion of human civilization beyond Earth. The video describes how this type of technology could open many doors for exploration and life.

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  • Flip the classroom and have class members view the video at home, saving class time for discussion and research
Classroom Considerations
  • It might be best to introduce the concept of von Neumann machines to the class prior to showing the video
Pros
  • Provides visuals that demonstrate the extreme vastness of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Video comes with discussion questions, links for further research, and a quiz to check for understanding
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