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A blog by Leon Oudejans

The complexity bias (11) and humanoid sapiens

I’ve already written ten blogs on the complexity bias (my blogs). Yet, this topic is still fascinating me. Future “humans” will be very different than us. I’ve nicknamed them humanoid sapiens (my blogs). I suppose our descendants will be a mix of human consciousness and replaceable body parts (eg, transhumanism). Something like a robot with a human face (eg, Reuters). 

Scientific studies suggest that wormholes might be used for intergalactic travel. The center of our Milky Way galaxy contains a “supermassive black hole” (eg, NASA). Some black holes might be wormholes in disguise (eg, Space). Using black and/or wormholes would bypass the speed of light. Theoretically, more advanced species could already “visit” us. They would probably be like future archeologists, similar to Star Trek Discovery.

The Star Trek series feature a so-called Prime Directive (a.k.a. “non-interference directive”) which is “a guiding principle of Starfleet, prohibiting its members from interfering with the internal and natural development of alien civilizations” (Wiki). This fictional directive makes perfect sense (to me) and may well explain our lack of first contact with an alien species.

Our visibility towards alien species would increase significantly when – and not if – we will start with space exploration of raw materials (eg, asteroid mining, lunar resourcesOuter Space Treaty), and/or space colonization (eg, Elon Musk‘s Mars Society). Given the ginormous size of the Universe, these human space efforts should not (yet) increase alien threat levels.

Given our human nature, we would become a serious threat to any intergalactic species once we would reach the technology to build (1) humanoid sapiens, and (2) beyond-lightspeed propulsion. Hence, the future archaeologists would probably also be intelligence scouts. Probably, any advanced intergalactic species would understand that Knowledge = Power (eg, Wiki).

Somehow, I doubt that our future descendants would behave like ants. Given our human nature, I think, feel and believe that they would act like grasshoppers, conquering the Universe. Our Technological Revolution of 1800-2100 (my blogs) should scare any species. When in doubt about my claim, then take a look at this 3 minute video on the pace of human progress.

Humans, their ancestors and their future descendants might actually be the most scary predators of the Universe (eg, Behavioral Ecologythe Atlantic, Medium, RedOrbit).

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – 1980 – by David Bowie

artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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