posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:53 PM
There are so many ways that could be branched on the technology tree. So some intelligent species out there may have figured out something that we
overlooked and vice-versa. There could also be some societies on other planets that are more culturally advanced than us, but are more than happy to
be in tune with nature, thus enjoying whatever it is that medicinal plants give them and advancing no more than banging rocks together and knapping
flints in regards to technology. Somebody else out there could have found some loophole to hyperspace tech, but be scared ****-less by what we've
managed to do so far with the atom and atom-smashing technology. In some cases, different technologies may have been avoided or not developed because
they were deemed dangerous by their respective (alien) societies that have discovered them. (So many dangers in pursuit of science when you don't
understand it well enough: poisoning, electrocution, radiation sickness, etc.) Others may have done what they can to collect all technology trees,
those would probably be among the most advanced species - and having that nature, if they are space-faring, they would still observe "less advanced"
species because of the likelihood of something or other that may still have been overlooked.