Professor warns space exploration will spark totalitarian societies

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Professor warns space exploration will give rise to totalitarian societies equipped with nuclear weapons – but some say his forecast is too pessimisticDaniel Deudney is a political science professor at Johns Hopkins UniversityHe recently published a book titled ‘Dark Skies’ that talks about space expansionThe text warns that space settlements could become totalitarian societiesPopulations and resources will need to be controlled for survival Deudney notes that nuclear weapons will become the gold standard in spaceHe fears that the cosmic battles will eventually make their way to Earth By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com Published: 15:17 EST, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 17:11 EST, 27 October 2020 Space agencies across the world are working tirelessly to design the best ships and technologies for the chance to claim a stake of the final frontier for their country.Although it may seem like an act of national pride, a professor from Johns Hopkins University warns that space expansion may lead to the extinction of humanity, suggesting it should not be attempted at all.Daniel Deudney recently published a book titled ‘Dark Skies’ that examines space expansionism through geopolitics revealing cosmic habitats could spark totalitarian empires.The political science professor also notes that if these settlements stretch across the solar system, …

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