[ExI] Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 13:31:22 UTC 2018
tara wrote - Another reason that we should seek out collision with aliens,
even if it is difficult, to start trading technology and learning as fast
as we can.
Yeah - given our warlike nature, collision is far more likely than collusion
On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Tara Maya <tara at taramayastales.com> wrote:
> An analogy from history could be the interesting fact that human
> civilizations around the globe discovered agriculture near-simulteneously
> (especially in relation to the age of the species over-all) and so expanded
> out from several points at once. Although this still resulted in some
> civilizations that were more advanced more quickly (mostly those that
> collided with each first, and so were able to start stacking innovations
> faster), the difference was not that huge.
> There could be several other life civilizations all arising to the space
> faring level about the same time. The question is which will collide
> fastest and gain the early adopter advantage? Another reason that we should
> seek out collision with aliens, even if it is difficult, to start trading
> technology and learning as fast as we can.
> > On Feb 4, 2018, at 8:09 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Except there's another couple interpretations:
> > * We are indeed the first, however mathematically likely if you make
> > certain assumptions that are not necessarily warranted. (They kind of
> > alluded to this in the "filter is behind us" bit, but this is not
> > quite that scenario.)
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