Thread: Ancient Aliens
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Old June 22 2012, 03:51 PM   #47
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Ancient Aliens

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My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
We likely don't detect this stuff because to the best of anyone's knowledge it exists only as fiction.
How unimaginative and droll
No, direct and observant. Just because this board is devoted to a space opera doesn't mean we have to play "let's pretend just because" on every subject all the time.

...it wouldn't be fiction if we detected it...
Uh...yeah.

Von Neuman machines would be inexpensive and efficient, therefore a higher likelihood they may exist--if one is to suggest thousands of life bearing planets and a corresponding number of machine developing civilizations--but may also be hard to detect.
There are enough weasel words there to start a jack-in-the-box factory.
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