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GP300Date: Thursday, 15.09.2016, 14:29 | Message # 3196
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Watsisname, very intersting topic.


...and scary!

Imagine if they were similar to the ones in (potential movie spoilers) Edge of tomorrow or X-men: Days of future past.


Edited by GP300 - Thursday, 15.09.2016, 14:33
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 15.09.2016, 17:33 | Message # 3197
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Looks like Isaac Arthur uploaded a video on the same subject






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spacerDate: Thursday, 15.09.2016, 17:36 | Message # 3198
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its also remind me of matrix.but in the matrix they just stayed on earth.
the one question i have in mind is: will they will really define as alive?
we are living by biochimestry process etc. the machines will be alive by computer (math, formulas)
so basically a machines could define alive if they will do the same process our bodies do but in different way.
but its hard to think of a machines as living beings.
but maybe that how we can imagine exotic, lets say iron or metal based life forms.





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Edited by spacer - Thursday, 15.09.2016, 17:40
 
midtskogenDate: Thursday, 15.09.2016, 20:11 | Message # 3199
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There could be thousands of probes in our solar system without us knowing. How could we know that the probes haven't been here for millions of years?




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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 16.09.2016, 09:38 | Message # 3200
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Maybe we are the probes. Sufficiently advanced self-replicating machines could be indistinguishable from life.




 
SalvoDate: Friday, 16.09.2016, 11:19 | Message # 3201
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indistinguishable from life

Or maybe life itself on this planet is a self-replicating machine, made by a technologically-advanced civility four billions of years ago.





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(still don't know why everyone is doing this...)
 
BananaDate: Friday, 16.09.2016, 21:54 | Message # 3202
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Maybe the civilization that created Earth's self replicating machines is in itself a self-replicating machine made by another civilization.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 17.09.2016, 08:46 | Message # 3203
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Might be just my own view but biological systems seem like a bad idea for a probe.

Even if you do something like what Genomic SETI is looking for you run a huge risk of your message being corrupted. It is also highly inefficient and takes millions or billions of years, if ever, to evolve an intelligent species capable of making more probes.

It is highly unlikely we are anyone's creation.





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spacerDate: Saturday, 17.09.2016, 12:26 | Message # 3204
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there are bad people out there:
https://www.reddit.com/r....e_stuff





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BambusmanDate: Saturday, 17.09.2016, 13:28 | Message # 3205
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spacer, it's funny how the op acted like he drew it biggrin

"These were actually inspired from scenes I found in Space Engine." -some stupid guy on the internet.
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 17.09.2016, 13:34 | Message # 3206
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spacer,





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Oatmeal_SpigeonDate: Sunday, 18.09.2016, 05:13 | Message # 3207
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DoctorofSpace, where did you get your profile picture?




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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Sunday, 18.09.2016, 14:36 | Message # 3208
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Don't have a link but it was some animation or video that was cut and edited from Cosmos. Simply took a few frames from before he points, duplicated, and reversed them.




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spacerDate: Sunday, 18.09.2016, 17:34 | Message # 3209
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carl look badass in your image!




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HornblowerDate: Monday, 19.09.2016, 02:40 | Message # 3210
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It's almost that time of year again!
 
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