posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:11 PM
a reply to: ColeYounger
An advanced non planetary civilization whom live in giant ship's - the size of city's and perhaps even larger living among the stars would be very
interesting in technological planetary civilization's as well as a bit careful of them for obvious reason's, there main interest would be more
anthropological in nature since after countless ages living among the stars in space they may have come to forget there own planetary ancestors or
even to have become more alien to them than they would be to us meaning we would then be closer to there ancestors in our nature than they were
especially if they were a humanoid race or shared some psychological trait's with us.
Such a civilization may have began after a war rendered there planet uninhabitable or a natural catastrophe but of course they would have had to have
the necessary level of planetary technology to spawn a non planetary civilization, it's birth may have therefore been a forced one with survivor's
mining there asteroid belt, perhaps there home system is still there home and perhaps there original planet still exists but how old could such a
civilization grow and how far from it's organic root's might it stray, would it in time potentially fall prey to the same fate it may have escaped on
it's home planet that of a machine ascendance rendering it's organic founder's redundant and turning there own civilization against them or treating
them as inconsequential to it's own unimaginable goal's or could such a civilization having not fallen prey to this fate instead have become a race of
clone's since likely once away from there planetary cycles much as may happen to our own race they may then become infertile without the aid of the
natural cycles that help to regulate the body.
There motive's may be many but some are.
Altruism - unlikely yet surprisingly possible if they see themselves in us and remember what it was like for there own race long ago.
Predation - a planet and a store of refined resources, rare metal's and mineral's all neatly packaged and ready to be harvested created by what to
them may seem a primitive animistic creature as well as a potential abundance of organic material and even the sentient - or to them semi sentient
race themselves or seeing the sentient race as a potential threat or competitor.
There are other potential motivations such a political since we don't know how the boundary's of different alien sentience may play out in the stars
or if they have places like the fictional neutral zone's of star trek or simply being leery of one another for obvious reason's and that may also have
to do with predation since one race may be far more advanced than the other and may see the less species as resources to be harvested for it's own
Now we assume that a race of such magnitude of development would not have need of resources in that manner but a race of interstellar wanderers on
the other hand may be much like the fictional alien's in the film independence day but more clever - they may wait for planets in there territory to
harvest a certain amount and then when they become RIPE harvest them, they may even leave some of the sentience after eradicating there civilization
and reducing what was left to a primitive state so that they can harvest them all over again later wandering off to other planets in there cyclic
route to harvest them in due course, such a race may even seed suitable world's with an organic of a type that would create civilization's and extract
- refine and create material's that they may find valuable as well as one more factor INVENTION, these sentient being's released into the wild of
these planet's may then develop new and unique sciences and technology's that the super sentient race may find of value or of entertainment - since we
really have no idea of there moral or sentient level and they may be being's that life indefinitely or at least incredibly long lives with worker
races that may be just as short lived as we are.
Such a civilization or collection of advanced being's may indeed have huge craft, some would be home's for themselves OR for there workers, some
would be harvesters, some would be war machines and of course there is the unknown value to which we can not ascribe a motivational factor.
If such a species exists in our interstellar neighborhood would then be visiting the earth - DEFINITELY.