[ExI] Bad News for Fermi Paradox?
dsunley at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 15:30:26 UTC 2017
Well, turning your entire terrestrial planet into computronium, but never
quite getting the hang of stellar engineering or reliable interstellar
travel, and living happily ever after for extremely large values of "ever
after", isn't a /terrible/ fate, as these things go.
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:04 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 August 2017 at 15:41, Dave Sill wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:22 AM, BillK wrote:
> >> Since we are first, other typical technological
> >> civilizations should also be first.
> > Huh? Parse error.
> >> The principle of mediocrity allows
> >> no second acts.
> > What?
> I only quoted a few paragraphs. What he is saying is that all the
> earlier civilisations in the galaxy would have reached the same point
> as us. i.e. Becoming the first tech civ on their planet. And then they
> disappeared. (as we see no trace of them).
> >> The implication is that once species become
> >> technological, they flame out and take the biosphere with them.
> > That could well be the case. We seem to be headed that way.
> > -Dave
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