- Sep 15, 2020
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Issue is our barbaric nature and how we take one leap forward and two backwards.A human life is infinitesimally small in the scheme of things. Humans have been on this Earth for over 1 million years. We have had a technological civilization for over 6,000 years. Our technological growth seems to come either exponentially or in great leaps.
The next big technological leap for human is mastering the fundamental nature of the micro-universe (we have already essentiall mastered the nature of the macro-universe). A major breakthrough in that area would lead to a technology leap that would make computers look like the invention of fire.
Dinosaurs were on The Earth for 165 million years and there is no reason to believe that at least one species of dinosaur developed intelligence or even rudimentary technology. Of course, all traces of that civilization would have been erased over the past 65 million year since the last dinosaur died off.
Given enough time, humans could learn quite a lot more than we already know.
If Humanity would channel it hatred into a positive nature we would be in Space and exploring but we are barbaric and have yet to learn to tame our stupidity and emotions.
One aspect of Star Trek I loved was the way other Alien Races viewed us as primal and not ready for what is out there and I agree.
Humans tend to think they know the answer before they know the question and that is why we may never discover the wonders of this Universe…