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  1. dan330

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    Here's a time lapse film of the Aurora shot in Alaska with a Sony A7RII.

     
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    what if there is NO such thing as Type II or III Civilizations?
    the Barrier is SPACE. we can NOT travel more than a few light years from the home planet.
    the fastest we can move in space is we less than light speed.

    tech can not be created to use all or most of the Star's power.
    trying to will self-distruct the solar system it is in.

    to communicate with others would be through sending un-manned ships... back and forth.
    time between messages would be 10,000s of years.

    sending communication via laser beam or directed radio waves would still be in 1000s of years... between messages.

    every civilization out there.. is stranded on its own island of space.
    1000s of earth like aliens in our galaxy.. all looking up and wondering...
    no one has broken through the space barrier... and faster than light travel/communication
     
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    You don't need to "use all of sun's power" given that it produces ample power. We just need to harness it.

    Lets speculate (it's fun) and suppose there are just ten thousand civilisations like our own in our Galaxy. Given the advances in our science in 500 years, and we are not yet a class I civilisation, isn't it reasonable to sumise one of those 10,000 civilisations is perhaps, say a thousand years more advanced than us? And given a thousand years ago we had not yet invented printing surely E=MC² has been "gotten around" some how by someone out there? We, I think, for good or bad are on the cusp of finding out for sure. I hope it doesn't lead to our destruction by design or accident.
     
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    yes.. in the last 100 yrs there has been an exponential explosion in tech and knowledge in all parts of science. I am very sure we are only seeing the tip of it all. in the next 1000 yr we will learn and find new and amazing things. Not sure how far we can go with science.

    but there are limits to it... space and distance might be a hurdle that NO civilization can jump over.

    I don't think we can travel faster than light... we might approach light speed..
    even then it still not feasible for us to go out and find others
    each race.. might be stuck in their corner of space.
     
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    We might just approach Light Speed, if some unstable nations ever get hold of Nuclear weapons...
    those MonoUnstable rulers won't even consider the "what if" of a return strike wiping out our whole globe.

    The only saving grace to that event, is 99.9% of the population would not even realize the event had taken place, they would simply just not exist anymore.

    those who witnessed the event, would suffer interminably like those in Japan back in WWII...
    Too many civilians in that nation paid for the demagoguery of an Imperial Ruler.
     
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    that might be why no race has made it to type 1...

    they self-destruct with tech and power...
    EVERY time a race gets powerful enough..
    and land and resources get stretched thin...
    one gets more than another... and the other get jealous...
    religious differences... greed.. mistrust...
    what ever the reason.. the end results are always the same............

    BOOM..
    clock gets reset!
     
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    that was a good read.. long.. but good

    why cant they create that ASI in a closed environment.. with a master shut off switch??
    not a diode switch.. but a real lever that can break a connection.

    only use it for ideas and direction.. come up with solutions.. NOT be part of implementation..
    don't let it out of the box.
     
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    Not listed were the wicked chemistry sets.:eek: I was too poor to have any of those fun toys. I had to make my own. There wasn't a respected boy of my era that couldn't whip together a deadly sling shot in five minutes. We didn't need Mattel or Wham-O to put an eye out. :D
     
  16. AZgl1500

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    Yep, just find a younger tree and cut off a nice little fork and find some surgical tubing, and Whamo! that kid o'er there yelled OW!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not certain surgical tubing was invented when I was a kid :eek:. Good ol inner tube was the go to material readily at hand.
     
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    yeah.. find some surgical tubing???

    as a kid.. where the hell are you playing???
     
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    I also read that article, from a slightly different Technical Newsletter.
    I was impressed with the idea of the potential to use the brain impulses to send am electric signal to the muscle that controls a finger digit, or the wrist bending action, the thumb pulling in, etc....

    Back 40 years ago, my brother had a severe accident that impaled a metal object thru the center of his hand. The surgeon found all of the nerves, but not enough tendoms to repair the damage. For the middle finger, the surgeon moved a tendon from the thumb to that finger. Now, to get a "grip" on something, he had to "tell his thumb" to curl in, and that made the middle finger curl in tight.....

    I caught that parallel immediately.... Science is moving forward, and one day, a lot of the things we have been reading in Science Fiction novels will be true.....

    Our cellphones? anyone remember the "Dick Tracy" police detective???
     
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