Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Web Ideas and Space Dimension

Below are two comments of two ?guys/gals of science.

That is the type of ideas I like to read and hear rather than politics, religion or stock market trends.

Current American Presidential campaign is pathetic, both are war mongers either in territorial disputes or economics

Web Ideas and Space Dimension

X Marks The Spot 3 hours ago

Another great picture from the Hubble. The vastness of the universe is amazing, and why I love astronomy and science, in general. Anything that helps put the universe, and our tiny speck of existence in time and space in perspective is good. There's no reason to be any less thankful for our existence, whether it be of divine, or fortuitous creation/evolution, just because our lucky little planet is, no doubt, one of billions, if not trillions, of such planets, and there are/have been/will be, countless species of life, including "intelligent life" (I'm going to give us the benefit of the doubt and include us in that group, although it remains to be!), in the universe. 
Unless we want to be a brief flash of evolutionary luck/success, we need to stop wasting our resources and time worrying about, and even fighting wars over whose imaginary sky-god is the best. 

Why is the universe not abuzz with the chatter of other intelligent space-faring species? 
Three reasons: Time, the speed of light, and extinction. If we can't get our stuff together and become an interstellar (or just space-faring) race, we will eventually go extinct, either due to our actions, or through natural catastrophe. 
It is inevitable. How long can the average advanced intelligent society survive IF they do not spread beyond their home planet? 
A few thousand years, perhaps...if they're/we're really lucky. The universe is billions of years old, and really, really big. 5 billion light years away = 5 billion years ago. A few thousand years, across that kind of time and space is like a tiny drop of water in an ocean, and imagine the life of that tiny drop of water - from interstellar space to our planet, to vapor, ice, water, and all around. Take two droplets of water from opposite sides of the ocean. What are the odds of them meeting? Slim, but not zero, not over time. There could be huge populations of interstellar species interacting in the "deep sky" clusters of galaxies, right this very minute, but we won't get that signal for another 5 billion years, which is around the time our sun will have expanded and turned our planet into a toasty tater-tot. If humanity is to endure, we need to become a whole lot more advanced scientifically, and stop wasting what precious little time we have, as a species. 

Speaking of which, I'd better go back to writing programs, since I have limited time to make enough money to give my kids the educational chance to evolve into the best humans they can be, and perhaps make more of a difference in this world than I have.

Jack 2 hours ago
A billion years from now in some far away galaxy some astronomer will discover a pathetic little planet that is in their habitual zone for life similar to theirs. They will write about this planet called H221a in the habitual zone Then they will end the article by saying that H221a has long since gone extinct. They will discuss just how H221a met its doom. Some wise guy sitting in a wheel chair drooling over his laptop will say through his artificial voice device that H221a met its fate just as we are about to do unless we reduce our carbon based emissions. 

"You are in a world of sight and sound, that's the sign post ahead and you are about to enter the Twilight Zone."

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