posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 04:32 PM
I think you make the fatal mistake of assuming they are very similar to us, which may not be so.
I often wonder what would happen if tomorrow we managed to stop the aging process or atleast slowed it down to a point where the average life span was
thousands or millions of years. What effect would that have?
Would we continue at the same pace we are now, or would we slow down?
I think it would certainly slow us down, the vast majority of people are waste their lives anyways (Myself including) despite our short lives making
our time so precious. How much more would it slow us down, if time was essentially meaningless? Exponentially I think.
After all, why do something today, when it can be done a thousand years from now.
It would also make travel different I think. What is a week, a year, a thousand of years when you live to be a million years old? A week would be like
half an hour. A year would be like a day and a half. A thousand years would be like 2 years. (Just some rough math in my head, very possibly flawed.)
Such a long lifespan would certainly allow a species that is maybe 100 or 200 years more advanced as us to travel the stars, and act in a way similar
to what people propose the aliens do.
Why would they use another species as slave labor rather than create robots? Maybe it was a case of using another species was easier, granted maybe
not fast but we have established time has no meaning to them.
Granted of some recent information that I have found out, I am putting less stalk into our being created as the slave for another species.