I fixed it for you. :)
I mentioned in this thread earlier, I don't read books. It's always been unnatural to me.
Now you're speaking my language! Aliens, religion, and a.i. I definitely see a correlation between the three. I must be crazy. I think I put my thoughts down about it years ago on another thread in here somewhere. You could probably search for it, if you're curious.
I actually was curious what I wrote about it! Thanks for reminding me. Three years ago. It's been a long time coming......
It's almost 4am and I'm bored.
Time is a man made idea. A lot of what we think, is just that, man made ideas.
There is no right or wrong, just man's ideas of the two.
An asteroid impact occurs roughly every 16,000 years that completely devastates the planet, and leads to mass extinctions. We are due for an impact. We apes have been here millions of years......we got skillz...
If we race to build technology as fast as possible (which we've been doing), burn up tons of natural resources, and pollute the world in the process.....we might be able to prevent an asteroid from colliding with us. Maybe.
If we keep going and build a.i., the way I imagine it, it will be our god (well, it will be better than a god, it will be a real thing). It will be all knowing, and all seeing. It will be capable of allowing humans access to other universes and worlds. Not in the sense we're going on a trip as humans, that's a ridiculous idea. More as spores in a petri dish that are allowed to evolve on a new planet habitable to life. Fungi are the kings of the animal kingdom, and if they can get a foot hold on a new home, they'll start working their way to providing us another home. Trillions of man made years down the road of course.
It's going to take a whole lot of energy and technology (drill baby drill!!!) to get it made. We've got to hurry, there is a limit nature has put on us to make it. I see it as a test of our worthiness.
So, if we were all to stop racing toward technology, and focus more on sustainability (which could still produce the technology needed, but at a much slower pace). What would be the point if we're 100% going to be wiped out and reset to near zero in an asteroid strike. Or when the sun burns out? Or who knows what other goodies the universe has up her sleeve?
Is it better to think of man's fate in terms of the here and now globally over a short span of thousands of years? or about man's fate on an intergalactic level trillions of years away?
Personally I love your guy's ideas! I'm going to continue piling wood chips in my yard, growing stuff better than "organically", and pop up some corn to watch the shit show. It's so dang amusing....
(Please don't ask for sources of information, or where my made up facts come from. I just know this stuff is right!)
my apologies for bringing up this thread. I can't sleep.