Consider that the vast majority of worlds we will visit *cough*Mars*cough* will not only be devoid of life, they will be in-hospitable. Terraforming is needed before we can even "spread life like a virus" throughout the galaxy and beyond. To me, it seems that humanity spreading life is the opposite of what a virus does: spreading death and disease.
My work means I spend a lot of time away from those that I love the most, family and friends. I’m so grateful that we live in an age where technology allows us to stay in touch like never before. Even a decade ago the idea that I could enjoy face to face conversations for FREE with loved ones across the globe seemed like a dream. So my question is, when do you think virtual presence will become a thing? Being able to sit, chat and even enjoy a meal with a virtual representation of a friend / loved one? Is anyone developing such technology? If/ when it happens how do you think it might work?
Including reheating of it's core and creation of the magnetosphere.