[extropy-chat] Runaway consumerism explains the Fermi Paradox.
spike66 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 12 04:40:42 UTC 2006
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Harry Harrison
> Subject: [extropy-chat] Runaway consumerism explains the Fermi Paradox.
> > I suggest a different, even darker solution to Fermi's Paradox.
> > Basically, I think the aliens don't blow themselves up; they just get
> > addicted to computer games. They forget to send radio signals or
> > colonize space because they're too busy with runaway consumerism and
> > virtual-reality narcissism...
I don't understand why he considers this a darker
solution to Fermi's Paradox. Sounds much brighter to
me. Far preferable is it that humanity should turn
inward and simply fail to breed than the alternatives
that I have dreaded for years: mass starvation or
mutual nuclear annihilation.
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