Can an ant comprehend a human?
Does a deer or turtle realize it is walking on a road rather than a
hard section of forest floor or rock?
If they could you wouldn't see them getting stepped on (ants) or
slammed by cars (deers & turtles).
Similarly humans cannot comprehend that which is too advanced for
their primitive intellects, nor have they developed the resources in
order to do so.
If an entity is so advanced as to make interstellar transport the norm
isn't it prudent to consider they have advanced in other ways?
We can only see as far as our current resources allow.
At the atomic level it is not possible for the human body to exceed
lightspeed but that is exactly what is necessary to traverse the
universe, so not only do propulsion methods need to advance
exponentially from where they are today so do many other things.
Roddenberry was on the right path with his idea of *beaming* things
from A to B but even that had its limitations (distance and speed) due
to Heisenberg's theory which still is not fully understood.
The human body, for example, is constantly sloughing and creating new
cells all the time, (internally and externally) somewhere around 3
billion per day (estimated) but when the body is converted to a
molecule count preceeding beaming how do you determine which molecules
get sent and which are to stay? Not much fun getting to your
destination with part of your arm or small intestine missing. I have
thought of the development of this practice a lot and wondered about
the many steps and sacrifices it will require to get there and quite
frankly I don't think current human emotions can deal with it, so it
may be a non-starter unless, as I indicated in the beginning, other
things evolve similarly. But I don't see any of this happening for a
very long time, perhaps hundreds of years or more. Still, humans are
very primitive in most ways and very animal like.
I have little idea what it's like to see through compound eyes or move
in an exoskeleton, despite the illustrations.
Not in the way we do.
I've noticed that, on some sidewalks, the ants were crossing it at the
An ant or deer can still see/sense our cars and feet, if not soon
enough, so we should still be able to sense interstellar travel.
Perhaps we do, or sort of, but don't recognize it as such?
But then, an advanced intellect could realize that interstellar travel
doesn't make much sense or make much sense to them in specific, since
everything we/they need to know is right under their noses, and/or
that the notion of interstellar travel is primitive by their
Maybe so-called technological advancement is a bit of a myth because
it doesn't really ultimately give us anything much more than we
already had when we came into being as a species, and even less, far
less-- to the point of slowly hacking away at or corrupting our
perceptions of what really matter.
That what we deem as technological advancement, for the most part,
simply makes us spin in circles.
Our minds can "see" further.
God's ticketless speed limit.
We ARE animals... that may ultimately prove unable to adapt to a world
unable to adapt to us. Perhaps that's "obvious".
...Unlike the ant or the deer, as supposedly lower forms as they're
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