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(Nautil.us)   If aliens exist, here's how we'll find them. Probably, they'll sell us jumpgate technology   (nautil.us) divider line
    More: Interesting, Milky Way, Extraterrestrial life, Fermi paradox, SETI, Galaxy, Solar System, Space exploration, Earth  
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2021-03-01 5:14:35 PM  
9 votes:
The customer service number on the back of Stonehenge?
 
2021-03-01 5:14:29 PM  
5 votes:

Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.


One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.
 
2021-03-01 9:05:11 PM  
4 votes:
What if it's been here the whole time?
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2021-03-01 5:24:19 PM  
4 votes:

Herr Morgenstern: foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.


5) Space herpes
 
2021-03-01 8:36:40 PM  
3 votes:
Elon Musk has said he wants to die on Mars-"but not on impact."

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2021-03-01 7:44:58 PM  
3 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Herr Morgenstern: foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

5) Space herpes


Oh you better believe its NSFW

Deep Space 69 - Shipphylis (Ep #4)
Youtube cyrGVqpT_UQ
 
2021-03-01 9:50:32 PM  
2 votes:

foo monkey: We'll never find aliens and they'll never find us.  Space is too big.


What if space isn't big but only our thinking is small?

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2021-03-01 9:30:57 PM  
2 votes:

foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-03-01 7:33:55 PM  
2 votes:
foo monkey:...
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

Yeah, but Centauri aren't physically compatible with humans in that respect...

Narn, on the other hand...
 
2021-03-01 5:48:24 PM  
2 votes:

Herr Morgenstern: foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.


Pets - Porno For Pyros.wmv
Youtube FSOHO3GwEPg
 
2021-03-01 5:45:34 PM  
2 votes:
Aliens have been here since 1968, when the Tic Tac first showed up...

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2021-03-01 5:32:02 PM  
2 votes:

foo monkey: We'll never find aliens and they'll never find us.  Space is too big.


We met aliens at our planet's original location.

They found us reprehensible.

Sol system was relocated to a distant arm of an even more distant galaxy to prevent that mistake from reoccurring.
 
2021-03-01 5:29:30 PM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Herr Morgenstern: foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

5) Space herpes



Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-03-01 5:16:54 PM  
2 votes:

foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.


4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.
 
2021-03-01 8:39:18 PM  
1 vote:
The great filter makes the most sense to me.

The universe is probably awash in two types of life:

1) Short-lived, planet-bound, organic

2) Long-lived, interstellar (or at least space habitats), any anything from fully organic to fully machine.

Eventually a planet will evolve intelligent life. Intelligent life learns how to retain everything they learn at the cultural level (not dependent on any one individual) and use technology.

The filter is whether intelligent life is smart/lucky enough to survive the downsides of their technology. The flavor of the apocalypse (war, plague, ecological collapse) is not relevant past it's ability to break the civilization for good. This extinction threat will remain until a species is through the next phase.

Once a species develops enough information retention, their knowledge grows exponentially. The late stages of this represent a very rapid (in evolutionary terms) blossoming from intelligence to super intelligence.

Super intelligence is where the spacefaring civilizations are. If there are such things as spacefaring civilizations.

That's may be why we haven't met anyone else yet. Any race at a similar stage of development to us, and thus having something in common, is not capable of traveling beyond their home star. Any race that has mastered interstellar travel is so far beyond us that we have nothing in common.
 
2021-03-01 7:51:38 PM  
1 vote:

TotallyRealNotFake: Mad_Radhu: Herr Morgenstern: foo monkey: Fano: Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.

One of three things will happen:
1)  What you said.
2)  We'll never know.
3)  We'll become friends and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

4) We'll become their slaves and there will be a LOT of interspecies farking.

5) Space herpes

Oh you better believe its NSFW

[YouTube video: Deep Space 69 - Shipphylis (Ep #4)]


Same NSFW warning

Deep Space 69 - Darth Princess (Ep #25)
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2021-03-01 5:23:31 PM  
1 vote:
Jumpgate Technology, you say?
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2021-03-01 5:12:43 PM  
1 vote:
Well, our atmosphere will heat to 9000K in about 5 seconds and that will be that.
 
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