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« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2018, 03:11:14 pm »

Did you ever read Too Like the Lightning? That last comment reminded me of Bryar Kosala.

I have started listening to the audiobook now when I am walking tours with my dog. Seems to be interesting.

BTW. What do you guys think about sentientism?

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« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2019, 01:58:32 am »

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« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2019, 09:30:42 pm »

This reminds me of a Heinlein article where he said how nationalism was a good thing - an incomplete thing, but a step up from being solely concerned with the individual.
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« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2019, 03:26:34 pm »

This reminds me of a Heinlein article where he said how nationalism was a good thing - an incomplete thing, but a step up from being solely concerned with the individual.
Yep, he did write so, and thereby also concluded that nationalism is a dead end, and causing problems.
It's like racism.
We are concerned with something more than just ourselves, our family, our clan. But we're still not concerned with the greater good of all humanity.

My continued conclusion:
This might change once we meet aliens and the racism will be projected not across colour differences between us Humans, but between Alien life forms and Humans.

Which may also not be a good thing, as likely the Aliens will possess the ability to end our existence when we start with racism against "them".
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« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2019, 06:35:56 pm »

My continued conclusion:
This might change once we meet aliens and the racism will be projected not across colour differences between us Humans, but between Alien life forms and Humans.

Which may also not be a good thing, as likely the Aliens will possess the ability to end our existence when we start with racism against "them".

So then why not fake such an encounter?

Unite humanity against the perceived threat of extraterrestrial civilization(s) that do not really exist. No threat of extinction if it is fake. And good practice for our species in case we meet the real thing someday.
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« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2019, 09:37:08 pm »

That would be much easier to fake than the alleged moonlanding...
Just make one of the voyagers send fake signals back to us.....
(or throw a minisatellite with the next launch into a very high orbit).
Boom!
A reason to spend bilions on space programs and space military!
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« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2019, 10:42:53 am »

The Vulnerable World Hypothesis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nGP00193Ig

https://nickbostrom.com/papers/vulnerable.pdf
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« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2019, 06:17:38 pm »

A reason to spend bilions on space programs and space military!

Let me just appropriately re-arrange my stock portfolio first...


If you want to install a global police state you are going to have to do a lot better than remarketing global terrorism and global warming.  Been there, feared that.

We want aliens this time!  And none of that anthropomorphic grey bobblehead-people shit. No, it must be starfish aliens, with full production values.
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« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2019, 10:45:14 pm »

We want aliens this time!  And none of that anthropomorphic grey bobblehead-people shit. No, it must be starfish aliens, with full production values.

Hmm.. maybe one of you guys could 3D model starfish aliens? I can find plenty of Arilou-looking aliens, but not much Orz-looking aliens.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zO0ExRwl3o
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« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2019, 11:12:41 pm »

We want aliens this time!  And none of that anthropomorphic grey bobblehead-people shit. No, it must be starfish aliens, with full production values.

Former US defense official: We know UFOs are real - here's why that's concerning

https://www.foxnews.com/science/christopher-mellon-official-ufo-sightings-real
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