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Re: Why We Haven't Discovered/Been Discovered By

From: Jason Gammon <BoyintheMachine.nul>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 13:08:57 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:08:08 -0500
Subject: Re: Why We Haven't Discovered/Been Discovered By

>Source: The GeekZone.Co - Wellington, New Zealand



>Why We Haven't Discovered/Been Discovered By Aliens

>By J.W.

>According to a lot of people we already have been visited by
>aliens, and there are those that are prepared to publicly and
>unwaveringly claim they have been visited, however I'm not so
>sure, but at the same time I don't know so I make no judgement
>on them, nor do I make any judgement on Area 51 or the events
>that occurred at Roswell - etc.

>However making the assumption that the conspiracies are not
>true, I would like to offer my personal predictions about why we
>haven't met or been discovered by intelligent life from another

>1. Distance - this is a totally obvious one, our galaxy is
>approx 20,000 parsecs across, or in more human terms (with a
>totally incomprehensible number) 6.1713605 =D7 1017 kilometres

>Thats a fairly staggering number, 617136050000000000KM.

>Currently we don't know of physics that would enable us to
>explore any region that big with any sort of capability.

>Slashdot discussed a paper that went into depth about this
>particular theory, so I won't cover it too much, however lets
>face it, we are struggling to explore our solar system - which
>is kind of like struggling to search an empty matchbox, versus
>mapping each molecule in the sea and seabed.

The standard 'distance as proof we are not being visited' has
already been exposed as being an unsound argument. For example,
Advanced Intelligent Machines, Artificial Intelligence, could
travel the stellar distances quite fine. The key here is the
concept of time.

>2. We are the aliens.

>My personal view, that I like to have even though there is no
>way for it to be based in any sort of factual arena is the
>reason that we have not been visited by aliens, or communicated
>with aliens is because we are the first and fastest evolving,
>and that it will be us exploring the galaxy and the universe and
>finding other civilizations, bringing them up to date etc.

>"I can visualise a world without war, without violence, a place
>of peaceful cooperation and calm.... I can see us attacking and
>invading that world because they'd never see it coming and
>wouldn't stand a chance"

>Lets face it, in all probability it is just as likely that we
>are the most advanced intelligent lifeform in the galaxy if not
>the universe as it is that we are run of the mill middle of the
>road or even slow to develop.

>As we have not discovered any other intelligent life, we can
>only postulate on what is the probable cause for this.

The above has no relevance to the subject.

>3. Lack of funding.

>It could also be that intelligent lifeforms elsewhere face the
>same beauraucratic issues that we do and never have enough
>funding or budget to explore on a wider scale, so instead of
>exploring the whole haystack, the can only explore part of one
>peice of hay at a time. (needle in a haystack etc.)

>So thats my thoughts at a glance on why we haven't been visited
>or discovered intelligent life.

Another unlikely scenario. The future is not Capitalism. Believe
it or not, a modified form of Communism will most likely be
adapted by any organic extraterrestrial species. Consider a
futuristic society where people are managed by Intelligent
Machines. This scenario would prove ideal for Communism, due to
the complete removal of humans from positions of power, thus
preventing possible corruption. Likewise, money as we know it
will not play a part in our future as well. Capitalism is just
not sustainable. It's likely a form of 'currency' based on
energy surplus/deficits will be utilized. Such a system will of
course do away with the concept of 'rarity as priceless', as
everything will be based on the energy used to manufacture or
obtain such item and not it's 'rarity.' (I must stress I'm not a
Commie, just doing some unbiased intelligent speculation
concerning the future, something which should also help us when
applied to extraterrestrials.)

- Jason Gammon

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