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Originally posted by mbkennel
Originally posted by quantumfluctuation
Originally posted by Blue Shift
once you solve the problem of unlimited power, you don't have to be efficient, and you can concentrate on killing everyone who doesn't believe in the same god you do
A very astute point regarding the post-efficiency civilisation
Analogously speaking, if we humans engineered a source of unlimited energy then our civilisation would be transformed. Most people would be relieved from the burdens of poverty, the working day would be shortened or even eradicated for many people, and industrial production may devolve into a range of hobbyist pursuits, once we have our matter compilers, like with the open source software movement
Says who? Compared to ancient times, the energy contained in liquid hydrocarbons is enormous, but does it eliminate the burdens of poverty and is the working day shortened? Sure is, if you're rich.
Originally posted by Littlejohnny1
We'd be of as much interest and use to any truely advanced civilisation as a discarded peanut shell is to us.
I doubt if we'd even register on their radar.
Anyone capable of such inter-stellar travel would have technological know how coming out of their ears.
I seriously doubt they could find anything here they couldn't already manufacture by the bucketload if they so wanted.
However I would point out, perhaps somewhat optimistically, that India and China have reached a point of saturation in terms of people moving from rural areas to the big cities
The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a societal hierarchy. In Weberian socio-economic terms, the middle class is the broad group of people in contemporary society who fall socio-economically between the working class and upper class. The common measures of what constitutes middle class vary significantly between cultures.
Ironically we may now start to see some improvement for ordinary Westerners as the global labour market stabilises
Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
I just can't imagine a civilization being so technologically advanced that still falls prey to such barbaric ways. It would make no sense. Conscious evolvement follows planetary advancement.
originally posted by: DEMONSLAYER444
do we have to be hostile we are not as your kind mortals we don't fight as much ether but your kind is always in danger you world has stated a war amigest us. some wish to destroy you others wish to safe you I would know because I have wonder your plant for 4,500 years the longest living to live in your plant. I have lost every thing before I came to your home my wife died my daughter missing. and I refuse to let your plant die for I AM SB GAURDING OF EARTH KING OF PLANT X. do not worry a creature that loses everting has nothing else to lose. but heave my wring mortals If you keep leaveing your plant eving to got to the moon you will draw the war to you. many have welcomed me others tried to kill me amerca your leaders lie to you.