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Filed Under: aliens, astrobiology, dyson sphere, extraterrestrial life, fermi paradox, goldilocks zone, seti


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    Alien Rebel (profile), 21 Apr 2015 @ 8:11pm

    Dyson Spheres

    From the linked article-
    "The basic idea is that all technological civilizations require ever greater sources of energy."

    How typical of humankind's lack of imagination. It assumes that intelligent life would remain in the same needy organic form it was in when it crawled out of some warm puddle. Resource dependence and the fear of scarcity are at the heart of all your potentially extinction-level conflicts and activities, so it should be obvious that any life worthy of the title "intelligent" re-engineers itself to be less dependent, and more robust and adaptable.

    The Midichlorians are shaking their little heads about all you ponderous meatbags; trust me.
    --

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