We Are The Universe

2022-06-14T16:27:46+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Ideas, Inspiration, Motivation, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Universe|

People don't understand how vast the universe is or what it would take to travel to the nearest planet, much less to another star system. Even this simple graphic explaining lightspeed/distance to all the other planets in our solar system is likely confusing to most people. They will not automatically comprehend that when they look at the sun they are looking into the past...as the sun WAS 8 minutes ago. When you look at our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, it is 4.24 light years away. Meaning you are looking at it as it WAS 4.24 years ago. You're literally [READ MORE]

We Should Stop Screaming “We’re Here!” At The Universe, Or The Universe Might Destroy Us

2022-05-29T17:13:57+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Apocalypse, Cosmology, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Universe|

Look up the Kardashev Scale, then lookup Dark Forest Hypothesis. Lookup Moore's law, and then lookup habitable planets, planetary science, astrobiology, and interstellar travel. Then lookup Einstein's theory of relativity and time dilation. Then lookup the dangers of interstellar travel/long term exposure to microgravity and radiation on biological organisms (like humans) and realize that any aliens with interstellar travel technology are likely NOT BIOLOGICAL and would likely be some form of self replicating AI/computer/machine. Look up Von Neumann Machines. Then reread the Dark Forest hypothesis again. Then familiarize yourself with the Kardashev scale, Moore's law, and the Drake Equation. Look [READ MORE]

Time dilation is just ONE of the MANY reasons humans will NEVER achieve interstellar travel

2022-05-26T01:17:25+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Time dilation is just ONE of the MANY reasons humans will NEVER achieve interstellar travel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation Other reasons include negative micro-gravitational health effects like blood pressure issues, brain damage, cardiovascular issues, atrophy (muscle and bone loss/weakening), and psychological issues and mental illness. Then there's prolonged exposure to radiation on the human body, not to mention the dangers of impacts with celestial bodies as small as a grain of sand. Those are just a few of the problems that make interstellar travel impractical for not just humans, but ANY biological life form. The time dilation problem alone is a HUGE problem, [READ MORE]

Evolution is Infinite

2022-05-20T15:48:10+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Look, let me explain something. Humans will not exist in 1000 years. One of two things will happen. Either we will destroy ourselves with war or AI. Or we’ll merge with AI/computers and become machines; we will become silicon based life. Or go extinct. When you factor in the unstoppable advancement of technology there are no other logical outcomes. So yes. A Type III civilization would be god-like. Arthur C Clark said it best. “Any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic. Humans are not even close to Type I civilization yet. If we don’t destroy ourselves, Post-humans however [READ MORE]

Interstellar travel is an anti-intellectual pipe dream

2022-05-11T20:21:35+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Rants, Science, Science Fiction, Technology|

Yet another reason interstellar travel is a pipe dream for biological life. You know...like humans. We're not gonna do it. Get over it. It's unrealistic, impractical and poses too many health risks to humans (biological life forms). Humans evolved in a 1G environment with a nitrogen/oxygen air mixture. In other words, we evolved to live on earth, a planet. We are not evolved for space travel. We can still take short hops from planet to planet, spend a little time in space without much adverse effects. However, prolonged exposure to microgravity does bad things to the human body. A lot [READ MORE]

Quantum Life Hypothesis: Biological Life Merges With Technology Eventually Evolving Into Quantum Life

2022-01-12T03:16:06+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Cosmology, Economics, Evolution, Inspiration, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

The Fermi Paradox is, in it's elementary explanation, a simple question; "Where is everyone?". If the universe is capable of developing life independently on planets in habitable zones (where liquid water can form;which is the basic building block of life) around their respective stars, then why isn't there evidence of the universe teeming with life? Why isn't the universe filled with aliens we can see everywhere we look? Enrico Fermi posited the question "Where is everyone?" as a simple question at a lunch with colleagues one day, and it has stuck with us since. It's become a paradox. It's a [READ MORE]

Interstellar Travel is a Pipe Dream

2021-12-08T18:01:25+00:00By |Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Fantasy, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

"50 million light years away" I don't think think people realize how far away that truly is. I don't think they comprehend instinctively how utterly unreachable that galaxy is. 50 million light years! That's amazingly far, relative to us. But nothing compared to how large the universe is. 93 billion light years! Which means it would take 93 billion years to travel from on edge of the observable universe to the other. At the speed of light. Which we can't do. Yet. Even our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, is a whopping 4.24 light years away. Interstellar travel is a [READ MORE]

Aliens Are Likely Machines

2021-12-07T06:20:45+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Mystery, Science, Technology, Universe|

Our nearest neighboring stars are in the trinary star system which consists of 3 very close stars. Alpha, Beta and Proxima Centauri are 310 million years older than earth. Earth is 4.543 billion years old and our trinary neighbors are 4.853 billion years old. A 310 million year difference in age. If any of the three stars have an earthlike planet orbiting within the habitable zone where liquid water can form, it's possible that any one of them could have life. It's also possible that life could have evolved to be intelligent and technologically advanced. If it did, then those [READ MORE]

To Explore The Universe Humans Must Evolve Beyond Human

2021-09-05T18:45:16+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Cyborgs, Evolution, Inspiration, Philosophy, Physics, Science|

The more I think about this impact problem AND the time dilation problem, the more I realize that we will likely not travel to another star system anytime soon, if ever. At least as humans. I hate to say it...but the more I learn about the universe and evolution and everything, the more problems with interstellar travel become more obvious. Special relativity is a bitch, but it's still not as bad as the impact problem. People say 'space is empty"...there are millions of miles between objects. The odds that you'll hit something is very low. We can travel to the [READ MORE]

Is The Universe Filled With Dead Worlds, Or Does Biological Simply Life Evolve Into Machines?

2021-09-02T18:09:33+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Androids, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Universe|

Perhaps. Perhaps not. I think it's possible, maybe even likely, other civilizations on other worlds simply evolve into machines. People might think that's crazy now, but if you look back at history and the advancement of technology, humans (biological life forms) are only evolved to live on planets. They are NOT evolved to live in space. To live in space and intelligent species will likely evolve into machines. At that point faster than light travel will become pointless, needless even, because the civilization that evolves to that point will no longer have a need for faster than light travel because [READ MORE]

Where Is Everyone?

2021-08-16T20:36:03+00:00By |Aliens|

"Where is everyone?". This simple yet deeply profound existential question was asked by the renowned Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi one day at lunch with colleagues. He was referring of course to aliens. More specifically he was asking why humans have not yet discovered evidence of extraterrestrial life outside of Earth given the fact we've been observing and studying the universe and searching for signs of alien civilizations for so long, yet have we still have found no evidence of their existence. Given the age of the universe at 13.8 billion years old, that is more than enough time for many [READ MORE]

Evolution holds on to successful guesses: The Inevitability of Life in the Universe

2021-08-09T17:44:48+00:00By |Aliens|

Evolution holds on to successful guesses. This is why life is inevitable in the universe. The improbability of life developing independently in the universe is "not zero". And though circular logic, we and every other living thing on this planet are living proof that life is possible in the universe (and even more so when you consider how un-special our planet is). It would be an extremely arrogant fallacy to assume we're the only planet with life, or even the only planet with intelligent life. Is it possible we’re the only planet with life in the universe? Sure. But it’s [READ MORE]

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