a reply to: Maverick7
There would be. but only after a split and a long time out in space.
Its more highly probable that a sentient species even if they could communicate with us, they would not because it would be pointless or just not
worth there time. If they achieved any of that and even a few thousands of years ahead of us, much less millions of years or billions of years. Well
it could be like you talking to a tribe of mereekats in the plains.
Yes its always a mistake to assume they would even value our planet. They could not even have evolved from carbon based lifeforms for all we know. In
fact they would then be much more durable and in fact could potentially been much more smarter even back in the beginning stages of there evolution.
Imagine some creature whos makeup and physiology is based of silicon, such a creature would practically be a many times advanced walking super
computer each and every one of them.
If they can come here even from the nearest star and build bases. Well it would be ridiculous not to build basses all over there area or there stretch
of the known starchart. So then really time or even extinction would not be as big of a factor, because it would not be one long stretch and go at
it. It would be more like a steady expansion, eventually reaching our little backwater world.
If we could colonize space. We would try to do something of the same instead of just heading out into the who knows what. We would start with our
own moon, and nearest planets. Then spread out from there, to the next nearest. That is unless you do just bioengineering a sort of body
specifically for long range space missions.
Not likely...But not unlikely. If they were so much more advanced then us, ya it could be done. In fact for anything outside there zone they would
likely need a pretty big ship to keep everything and everybody going. Those saucers could just be shuttles from zone to zone or from mothership to
Not likely. Every creature that has evolved has there own set of memetic evolution as well. I mean do you think your cat or dog sees the same thing
as you do when your watching TV or how about when your typing on the computer. Technology for all anybody knows may be as personal and distinctfull
to each creature as languages are for each different country across the globe.
Even if they had a different language then us that would make sending data pretty much useless. It could even be that the way they interpret light ie
actual visual sight may be different then we do. Hence even things as seeing a person on a screen or hologram may appear different. Sometimes
drastically so that it could just be static. Or what is seen by them could just be mostly static to us. After all if yo do not know the frequency and
do not know how to decode it, even radio signals are just static when sent from one human to another.
So they may send probes at first. After a while if they wanted to get more close and personal they may send a probe that is best suited for that, it
could be a machine or even just like you said hologram, but that would mean they already know about us, and have already figured out how to interpret
not only our languages but pretty much all else. And if you could do all that, eventually you would want to send something that is familiar to the
planet to make contact.
If they can survive in space and come here. All they really need to do is wear a suit. After all it would be prudent.
Visiting virtually may come either before or after known contact, but its likely after me thinks. And after does not have to even mean anybody know
about them, just that they know about us and have it figured out. It all just depends on why they would want to do any of that and there goals.
Terraform other planet or basses across there habital zone ya. Or for all we know we could be in there habital zone and our planet could be there
goldi locks, and so why bother creating one, when you got one already. It all just depends on advanced they are and how far away they would be from
Nah it would likely be easier for them as a collective to break through whatever our differences are. If you have a hive space faring race, I doubt
even if the individual ones are bots that the collective would be stupid. Or if there some purely instinctual highly advanced hive race. Well then
we may be in trouble. I think the problem would not stem from them understanding or communicating us. But us understanding or communicating with
Well either there is nobody out there. Or if there out there we haven't seen them as they have evolved on our timeline. Or for all you know this
whole place could be an experiment already and they know all about us and have known for millions if not billions of years. So really its anybodies
But like when you go to the zoo or on a trip to the Serengeti. You do not feed the animals, and you do not interfere in the local wildlife. I mean
its cool that you want to save that baby gazelle from the lions, and you could because you got a gun. But it does interfere with the natural order of
So far we are not looking at the maps of the actual planets and stars. We are looking at theoretical and data infused artist renditions of
things....Have you seen how they actually see stars even with the most sophisticated equipment. There still little dots, not actual real life
pictures from there. And even if they were, and you had a telescope that could show you the very planet and whats on it. You would still be looking
in to the far far past. But it may be impossible to see that, even light decays over time.
If they would be smart, they would see that this place this universe. The only real way of survival is to exist on another level. So ya! Evolved
unto another dimension, one we could not detect even. But assuming they first were physical they would need to be an extremely highly advanced
species, to evolve into an extremely highly advanced entity existing on another level.
Only if as a species you goal was to find other sapient life out there. If not! Then you would likely slowly colonize things, and just spread on from
there. Maybe like you see in star trek, or maybe like mold on a sandwich. Depending on your outtake on things.
They could be on a whole different vibrational matter pattern then us. After all I think they did find out that matter and subatomic matter is a
vibrational pattern. So if they were on this physical plane as us. And if they could fly into space, and if they could colonize planets, even if its
there own moon and near planet. And if they could do all that, I think in time they would be able to break through all the known dimensions in time if
they survived and especially if they already have a few million years or billion on us. The dimensions of Distance, Time, Radiation, Vacum, Cold or
Heat, all the physical products and properties we see around us. All of those are and could not only be mere measurements but also actually
dimensions which something if it could would operate from for all we know.