the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 02:35:26 pm »
There are a hundred thousand million stars in the Milky Way alone, let alone the millions upon millions of other galaxies with possibly a hundred thousand million stars within them.

Given the distance to our nearest star, Proxima Centauri is 4.24 light years away. If we could use gravitational slingshot maneuvers as we did in the 1980s by using Saturn and Jupiter, we could reach speeds of 38,000 mph. If we did this it would still take us 2,500 human generations or 76,000 years!!

So doing the math, even within our own humble galaxy, we humans would never realize anything beyond our own backyard so-to-speak.

Perhaps beings on other far-distant planets have already headed off to the great beyond, but in other directions than our tiny planet. Deep thinking for sure.
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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 03:04:40 pm »
Yes,  its a very long way... a horribly depressing long way.

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 01:28:33 pm »
And yet, there is the possibility that beings on some distant planet, several quadrillion light years from us are pondering whether there could be life on another planet somewhere. Hmm... And it makes me wonder...
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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 01:46:15 pm »
If the multiple universe theories are correct, we just need to be able to jump to a universe/ reality where we have already travelled the distance, have a look around and jump back lol.

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 03:56:07 pm »
Yes,  its a very long way... a horribly depressing long way.

For now. But if we figure out functional immortality through AI, and if we build kickass spaceships, it could be an awesome journey! Alpha Centauri here we come!

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 03:58:14 pm »
And... If were only conscious for 1 second every 1000 years... we can be there in 76 seconds... cool.

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 04:07:14 pm »
But that wouldn't give us the opportunity to chat on "FTL Dreams". It would be worth it to hear Locksuits theories!

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Re: the fermi paradox is hitting a whole new level of absurdity
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 07:08:09 pm »
And... If were only conscious for 1 second every 1000 years... we can be there in 76 seconds... cool.

 :)

that reminds me of something about light speed changing the speed of time.