Originally Posted by Arobein
If there is life on other planets then it's quite possible that there are lifeforms that've surpassed us in technology and able to travel across space spreading knowledge and helping other lifeforms evolve quicker.
I don't get why most people would rather believe in ghosts or angels, but mention "aliens from outer space" to them and they start making fun of you.
Exactly. If we ever mastered deep space travel and discovered advanced life forms then we would defiantly tinker with it. I mean we do it already with life on Earth.
Another possibility is that as a species becomes so technologically advanced and it can master realistic simulation then they may well just decide to live in their make believe world which is much better than the current one, rather than explore the universe. Basically the high tech equivalent of saying "sod outside I'm going to stay in and play computer games"
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