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By the time a species was at a level to travel at light speed or warp space , there would probably be no need for emotion. No curiosity , no empathy to want to see a new "species" emerging. There would be no need for research as to them we would be meaningless.
originally posted by: valleean
Sorry that I am not saying something new, but I wanted to say it.
Why must aliens be of a super-mega-intelect. They just might have stumbled on the technology to traverse space.
originally posted by: Ludivocus
My guess is demonic in nature and origin and this is the progression we have been heading for a while.
These would maneuver in ways that a piloted craft would be unsafe or appear unnatural.
Are you possibly projecting a lot of abstract values on one or more speculative civilisations?
What would drive a species to the level of 'travel at light speed or warp space?' Might it be curiosity to see other places?
If our speculative 'they' had the capacity to travel, what would motivate their decision not to use it?
Would an emotionless intelligence cease searching for what's novel?
Is there a reason to conclude such an advanced intelligence couldn't be in many places?
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
I recanted a bit..read my post right above yours.
Patty cries: "Mr. Chambers, don't get on that ship! The rest of the book To Serve Man, it's... it's a ______"
I was ten when that first aired. There was nothing out there like that, like the Twilight Zone. I watched them all, week after week after week and it blew my little boys mind right out of its circuits.
The "other" are a local but very different species that resides underwater and have been there for a long time
Question - can you point me in the direction of sightings that last more than 4-5 hours in one area with multiple witnesses?
In your speculative scenario, you portray a powerful and almost infinitely jaded culture.