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If Space Aliens Exist, Would They Not Have Created the Singularity by Now? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-4-3 16:56:01 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Tanzanite at 2013-4-3 16:58

An intelligent space alien species would have created the technological Singularity, thus unifying the whole universe.  Since we don't see this, it must mean intelligent space aliens don't exist.  This is what the transhumanists say.  

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Post time 2013-4-5 02:57:53 |Display all floors
What think you fine folks?

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Post time 2013-4-5 15:56:39 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Ratfink at 2013-4-5 16:05

Firstly you have to define "intelligent". Intelligence has many definitions and indeed there is no universally accepted comprehensive definition that I am aware of. Secondly, many people often mistake technological advancement for intelligence which simply is not the case. Recent studies in intelligence have shown that our ancestors were every bit as smart as we are and possessed the same levels of intelligence, but due to lack of education and differing requirments of the society they lived in demonstrated their intelligence in different areas to contempoary humans. In other words, we are no smarter now than seveal thousand years ago.

An alien species could be as intelligent as we are but be at a lower level of technological achievement, for example, if said aliens had a technology similar to 15th Century humans, they would have no way of knowing we exist nor we them. This is because radio, computers and their accompanying improvements in communication would not exist in such a society. This means we could not detect them nor could they detect us. This assumes that they are within 35 parsecs or so of Earth as what radio signals escape the solar system (not much actually due to the Earth's atmosphere and solar noise) have so far only travelled a very short distance.

As for the basic concept of "technological Singularity" is hotly debated and as yet there is no evidence that we are even close to achieving it in the foreseeable future so at present it's pure Science Fiction.

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Post time 2013-4-6 01:42:19 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Punicalagin at 2013-4-6 01:45

It may mean that there are no space aliens that are as awesome as the Chinese, but there may be space aliens that are non-awesome like Europeans, South Koreans, and Mexicans who exist on other planets, but have no interest in creating the Singularity, or are not smart enough to do so and never do what is required to evolve upwards to develop the intelligence to create the Singularity, or they go extinct via war or other means before such a thing can be created.

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Ratfink Post time: 2013-4-5 15:56
Firstly you have to define "intelligent". Intelligence has many definitions and indeed there is no u ...

This is all silly.  God is the highest consciousness in the universe, and our Souls will return to him after we die.

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Tapuach_B_Dvash Post time: 2017-12-2 04:24
This is all silly.  God is the highest consciousness in the universe, and our Souls will return to ...

Only if you believe in such nonsense
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