Anyone ever wonder if we're going to be the ones who discover a species with inferior technology? That seems more likely to me than us being found first.
@SeanyB, I have actually never thought of that. You just blew my mind.
@SeanyB, I'm always thinking about this
@SeanyB, problem with that is we have already been found.
@SeanyB, that wouldn't be good because we the human race would try to conquer it because it is in our nature to dominate before we are dominated, even if they weren't hostile. The discovery of inferior intelligent life would spark a civil war on our entire planet over the countries wanting to control a whole planet. Look what has happened over control of even small countries. So pretty much if we did find it every alien movie you could just replace with us but instead we destroy a planet and families and cultures. But yeah probably more likely.
@Almighty Blastoise, Just realised that this train of thought is the plot of Avatar.
@SeanyB, I think it can go both ways honestly. I think it's more realistic to find aliens that are more like animals compared to the other two options though
@SeanyB, there's a theory in the science community that suggests humans may be one of the very first forms of intelligent life, because even though it may seem unlikely, one civilization has to be the first advanced one, so who's to say it couldn't be us. Maybe 100 billion years from now another race will study our history in the same way we study Rome, amazing for its time, but no where near today's standards
@Almighty Blastoise, Or maybe we'll have moved beyond that type of thinking by that time.
@SeanyB, unfortunately if that happened we would most likely colonize them and take any resources found. People are dicks
@Colin Kaepernick, there's a whole multimillion blockbuster movie called avatar based on this idea :3 just saying.
@SeanyB, Given the lazy nature of us humans we would like to do no work and just have them come here.
@SeanyB, given how relatively new humanity is in the scheme of the universe is would actually expect advanced lifeforms would find us. Further, it may be possible they have and chose to not intervene and allow us to progress on our own
@SeanyB, I had a dream once where extraterrestrial life had already been discovered, contacted, and an alliance had been formed. The only issue was that the aliens looked like humans. In my dream there were political protests and sexual confusion and it seemed way too logical to be a dream.
@SeanyB, Doesn't really matter. None of us are gonna live long enough to see it.
@SeanyB, halo tells the future people
@Spartan Dude , Halo is kinda different, humanity stumbles across another group that has similar but better space technogy
@CriTiKa1, Why you do dis
@SeanyB, here's ten movies where this happens. http://www.toptentopia.com/2015/07/14/10-scifi-movies-where-humans-are-the-invading-aliens/
@SeanyB, no the covenant finds humanity first
Hey community ive been having trouble changing my avatar with the gravatar thing it just wont work, any ideas?
@Almighty Blastoise, you have to make sure both email accounts are the same.
@Colin Kaepernick, i've done that and it says it will take a few minutes to change and never does. I guess i'll accept defeat.
@Almighty Blastoise, i couldnt figurenit out either..,
@Almighty Blastoise, I had the same error doing it on my phone. Then I did it on my laptop on The website and it worked. It'll say the same thing but when I backed out I saw it was there. Try that
@KaijuKoitus, i shall try that, thanks
@Almighty Blastoise, cool, tell me if it works or not, and id love to see what your avatar is
You dun it!
Plot twist: it's all infected with a super virus that eradicates life on Earth.
Holy shít, #198876. So close.
@Lemmiwinks, wha- what?! Hahahahaha! Finally Stuck pixel has let me comment. No one knows how happy I am right now. I have been on this app for so long but I was never able to comment because somehow I forgot to activate my account. Well I'm glad to be here now.
Hello and welcome!
I'm genuinely going to do that when you guys get warp drives
I kept thinking it said "yay 2 go"... 😳
Well there's actually a model for predicting the number of intelligent species in the universe, but more to the point, we are very very behind in terms of advanced civilizations, and in fact they've created a scale for analyzing the advancement of civilization. We, on earth, aren't even a Type 1 civ, we're only a 0.73. Type 1 means we have the ability and the need to harvest all available resources from our home planet. As we haven't become advanced enough to even need that much energy, we sit at a measly 0.7. Anybody remember the stories about the possible alien megastructures around a distant star? If that anomaly IS the megastructures it is believed to be, it would have been left behind by a type 2 civ, ones who use/require the energy of a whole solar system (namely the star). Type 3 (the most advanced) uses the energy of a whole galaxy. I believe Star Trek falls somewhere between 2 and 3.
@Bender B, That "megastructure" was disproven and said to just be a family of comets by pretty much all reputable astronomers/theoretical physicist. (No sass or rudeness intended)
@Charlemagne, it could be long laid to waste, essentially being a mass of comets, but either way the main point of what I was saying was about the types of civilizations