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Old 2012-08-21, 05:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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If we encounter a technological inferior race when we are in space.


What should we do, i think we should kill them all and strip down their planet/solar system for our glorious war machine and fleets. We must block out the galaxy with our fleets.
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Old 2012-08-21, 06:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Obviously you follow the Prime Directive.
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Old 2012-08-21, 07:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Obviously you follow the Prime Directive.
Aren't we in the anti-universe?
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Old 2012-08-22, 08:57 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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We will do to them what we fear aliens would do to us. I severely doubt altruism will be the rule of the day.
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Old 2012-08-22, 01:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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We will do to them what we fear aliens would do to us. I severely doubt altruism will be the rule of the day.
"Star Ship Troopers" over "Star Trek"? :P
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Old 2012-08-22, 02:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Genocide, enslave, spread the word of L. Ron Hubbard. We'll feel a little guilty about it thousands of years later, and circle jerk ourselves about how far we've come since then. If the aliens embrace Scientology, we'll probably elect President Ba'Grock Ozama after a while, otherwise we'll keep those heathens sequestered on little reservations.

I'm more optimistic about our relationship with self created sentient machines though. I think that by the time we have the ability to create an AI that can rival us, we'll already be so cybernetically modified that there won't be much of a noticeable difference between man and machine.
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Old 2012-08-22, 02:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Nah, we'd leave them alone. Maybe just spy on them and pop down for samples that's the most of what would happen. People have moved on since the 18th century guys.
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Old 2012-08-22, 05:58 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Nah, we'd leave them alone. Maybe just spy on them and pop down for samples that's the most of what would happen. People have moved on since the 18th century guys.
People yes, but Evangelicals? D:
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Old 2012-08-22, 06:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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The chances of finding an actual habitable planet are slim, finding sentient life on the same planet is in the single digits. When we have the technology to colonize other planets, I doubt we'd care enough to kill them or not, we'd go to the next planet where the situation is a lot less complicated and potentially volatile.

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Old 2012-08-22, 10:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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The chances of finding an actual habitable planet are slim, finding sentient life on the same planet is in the single digits. When we have the technology to colonize other planets, I doubt we'd care enough to kill them or not, we'd go to the next planet where the situation is a lot less complicated and potentially volatile.

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Have you met the human race? They will kill each other by the millions for no valid reason whatsoever. So killing non humans would hardly be a leap.
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Old 2012-08-26, 03:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Have you met the human race? They will kill each other by the millions for no valid reason whatsoever. So killing non humans would hardly be a leap.
Very true. Animals have a harder time killing their own beings over others. If a human can kill a human, they won't have any issue killing even a separate sentient being.
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Old 2012-08-26, 04:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Very true. Animals have a harder time killing their own beings over others. If a human can kill a human, they won't have any issue killing even a separate sentient being.
You guys make it sound like killers and murderers makeup the majority of humanity.
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Old 2012-08-26, 05:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by Geist View Post
You guys make it sound like killers and murderers makeup the majority of humanity.
It would not be merely killing or murder. It would be war, no matter how one sided it was.
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Old 2012-09-10, 04:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I disagree regarding people killing aliens, unless like those of you suggested they have something we want and we have the means to get to them. The problem is, no matter where you go resources are abundant in space. That includes water, oxygen gold..etc... You name it and its up there in quantities more than enough to sustain millions of times the current earth's population. Mining and expanding into space will likely stop all wars regarding the scarcity of resources. Thus, would change the military in whole to defend against unearthly beings instead.

There is a extraterrestrial theory which suggests aliens would be no more interested in us, as a person walking in a jungle that stumbles upon a colony of ants. They may be so far ahead of us, that taking the time to get to know us would not be beneficial. We may be interesting to look at, but not significant.

Stephen Hawkins and Michio Kaku both believe our first encounter will be by a mechanized probe of sorts. Basically what that suggests is, we won't be killing an alien but a highly advanced satellite. However, there is a problem:

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a nearly Earth-sized planet in the "habitable zone" around a star not unlike our own.

The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light-years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and models suggest it has a temperature of about 22C.


How Long is a Light-Year?
The light-year is a measure of distance, not time. It is the total distance that a beam of light, moving in a straight line, travels in one year. To obtain an idea of the size of a light-year, take the circumference of the earth (24,900 miles), lay it out in a straight line, multiply the length of the line by 7.5 (the corresponding distance is one light-second), then place 31.6 million similar lines end to end. The resulting distance is almost 6 trillion (6,000,000,000,000) miles!

What this means... Since nothing we know of can travel this fast yet, is there is a small probability I will be joining the space marines within the next 200 years to shoot me some acid green filled slimy alien creatures, because their girlfriends look like green Pamela Anderson's and I want 6 all to myself!

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Old 2012-08-23, 01:32 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally Posted by Baneblade View Post
Have you met the human race? They will kill each other by the millions for no valid reason whatsoever. So killing non humans would hardly be a leap.
Don't be naive. I've met the human race, I don't care what reasons are stated, there's always a benefit to be gained from killing. What benefit is there to spending many large fortunes eradicating an entire alien population in a potentially bloody and more importantly expensive campaign due to unknown technological level when 99% of habitable planets don't have a sentient species to fight over ownership and most non-organic resources can be found in uninhabitable asteroids and other heavenly bodies. Under the assumption that in order to be in charge of such things you have to have some level of intelligence, who would purposefully choose to trap themselves in a financial and political quagmire when you could skip this planet and go to one of the other habitable planets that are far more common and 100 times less complicated.

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