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Why can't we see and hear many other alien civilizations assumed to exist ?
Tab wrote:Could it not be that the universe is simply a very big place, and that lightspeed is inviolable..? ie. There's some poor bug-eyed-monster on his way, with a couple of kids in the backseat who've been shouting "are we there yet daddy" for centuries..?
Tab wrote:Er. No.
MrMermaid wrote:Surely, in order to get to the highly rare "islands" of permutations of sensory information that correspond to a life-changing, important encounter with an extraterrestrial society, one would have to weed through a near eternity of all the useless permutations of such information that correspond to what is essentially, chaotic, useless and most certainly not an encounter with an extraterrestrial civilisation.
It might be so that only experience matters. But the most intricate VR simulation you can program will still be limited and defined by what you have already experienced. You can't escape this. So it cannot compete with the truly alien and other-worldly experience of encountering extraterrestrials, either on this planet or, even more so, on another. You can't really learn anything new from something that you've programmed yourself.
I think it's more likely that irreversible climate change will kill us off long before we can all immerse ourselves in VR or undergo interstellar travel.
Tab wrote:Could it not be that the universe is simply a very big place, and that lightspeed is inviolable..?
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