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Astrocognition: Prolegomena to a future cognitive history of exploration

  • David Dunér
Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 5)

Abstract

The human desire for exploration and man’s encounters with the unknown are a fundamental part of the cultural history of mankind, from the first stumbling steps on the African plains to the recent explorations of our globalised and urbanised world. From the dawn of the hominids to the days of the modern man, this ever changing terrestrial being has expanded in ever increasing circles of spatial consciousness, in an endeavour to climb over mountains to the next valley, transcend vast oceans and fly through the air. The next small step, or giant leap for mankind, that of going far beyond the atmosphere and gravitation of the Earth to the unknown outer space, is decisive, but that, too, is part of the long history of mankind.

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Virtual Reality Human Mind Outer Space Unknown Environment Cognitive Tool 
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