[ExI] Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Thu Feb 8 16:46:01 UTC 2018

Do you think humans could learn alien technology, the way we can learn new technologies from other human civilizations?

> On Feb 8, 2018, at 7:09 AM, spike at rainier66.com wrote:
> Ja, but there is another factor with human expansion: when two of the
> civilizations you described encounter each other, they fight.  When two
> civilizations fight persistently, they develop technological advances from
> developing superior weapons.  Then using the technology developments from
> superior weapons, they develop other technologies which advance the
> civilization, and eventually allow modification of the species and its
> educational tools.  Technology wins, humanity wins.
> When two spacefaring species encounter each other, it isn't clear that any
> of those warrior technology arguments still hold.

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