Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Stephen Hawking: Beware the Space-Vikings!

Yesterday's big news was all about Stephen Hawking's warning against seeking out aliens. Why? Because they're likely to turn out to be Space-Vikings intent on stealing our land and pillaging our women! Or something like that.


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The opposite view is that any species advanced enough to travel interstellar distances will have needed to learn cooperation on a massive scale, would have survived internal conflicts long enough to do so, and would have likely passed through the technological Singularity. What do you think?

Poll #1556972 Aliens = Space-Vikings?

What do you think intelligent aliens will be like?

Space-Vikings! Beware!
2(7.4%)
Benevolent givers of wormhole technology, cancer cures, and the like.
0(0.0%)
Post-Singularity beings: post-organic, maybe even beyond our capacity to identify as life.
4(14.8%)
Haven't you ever heard of the Cylons?
2(7.4%)
Space-Missionaries dedicated to spreading their version of the Good Word.
1(3.7%)
Saberhagen's Berserkers! Beware!
0(0.0%)
Like us... so no threat.
0(0.0%)
Like us... Beware!
4(14.8%)
I would like to complain about this poll.
4(14.8%)


Chris
Tags: future of the earth, polls, threat from non-human entities
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