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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
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Stephen Hawking - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:54:07 EST ID:PCHvbwVp No.54779
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Im high off weed and painkillers right now, someone tell me what's up with other life forms in another galaxy..When will we finally come in to contact with another earth like planet? :(i
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Stephen Hawking - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:55:11 EST ID:PCHvbwVp No.54780 Ignore Report Reply
>>54779
I swear im usually more intelligent but im pretty incapacitated right now. thnx y'all
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Karl von Weizsacker - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:59:44 EST ID:ksAXy5yQ No.54781 Ignore Report Reply
>>54779
When we progress more socially, I'm sure the galactic community won't be as scared as fuck of us anymore.

But as it stands now, humans are still so socially primitive it's scary even to us. Try to look at us from the point of view of a species without war. I would probably want to pretend we don't exist too.

What makes matters worse is that if we were to accidentally obtain any of their technology, we're actually advanced enough to reverse engineer it in a very short time. We aren't that far from developing warp travel after all and I don't think the other races are really that far ahead technologically.
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Stephen Hawking - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:07:46 EST ID:PCHvbwVp No.54783 Ignore Report Reply
>>54781
you just blew my fucking mind. our government would totally do that eh..
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Anders Angstrom - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:21:58 EST ID:Zbe0PVOU No.54784 Ignore Report Reply
It could happen in our lifetimes, OP. We're making new advancements in physics practically every single day.

>>54779
>But as it stands now, humans are still so socially primitive it's scary even to us.

Well then stop being such a defeatist coward.
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Christiaan Huygens - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:18:40 EST ID:Fb62S27X No.54785 Ignore Report Reply
>>54781
>We aren't that far from developing warp travel after all
Lol what
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Allan Sandage - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:05:54 EST ID:uHtwQo5I No.54787 Ignore Report Reply
>>54785
You don't work for Lokheed Martin, do you?
642.700.000.000 US$/ year have to go somewhere.
That's the budget of the 'murrican army according to wikipedia.
For comparisation The ISS costed about 100.000.000.000 US$.
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Edward Barnard - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:30:17 EST ID:H3af7FdZ No.54788 Ignore Report Reply
>>54787
Lockheed Martin CEO here, most of this money, not counting bonuses, fraud and blow, goes towards killing babies for oil and satanic gratification within the limits of physics, available energy and material technology. Sorry.
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Bernard Burke - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:53:03 EST ID:ksAXy5yQ No.54789 Ignore Report Reply
>>54787
When you have studied the progress of science and technology for as long as I have, predicting the future becomes an art form.

Plus you have to understand that we're on an exponential curve with our progress, not a linear. If it were linearly, it would be hundreds of years, at this rate a quantum AI will invent warp travel in less than 100. It won't even be invented by humans, it will be invented by a machine.
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James Elliott - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:15:47 EST ID:Zbe0PVOU No.54792 Ignore Report Reply
>>54787
If we're going to be the world's greatest superpower, we damn well better have defence at the top of our priorities. Money well spent if you ask me. And as you said, it's advancing our technology at a breathtaking pace. The ISS is the public relations arm of our space program, in case you didn't know.


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