Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Gingerbread Demon, Feb 25, 2022.
or blows our probe out of space, turns around and then it's time for 'bring me to your leader'
Perhaps also watch the 1979 Tarkovsky movie Stalker. The screenplay by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky is loosely based on Roadside Picnic.
Yeah that would be a game changer, and also have people shitting the bed. Enter the military and their solution "blow it up"
i just checked my ebook-vault, i think i have all of them already
... using them famous goa'uld busters
edit: got the movie, too (in russian with a ton of foreign language subs)
Yeah I know I meant that in fun kind of but honestly if something like Oumuamua did turn around and head for Earth what do you militaries of the world would be doing, planning?
I like the notion it's a lost artifact from another space fairing race .. like a runaway light sail aimlessly wondering space...
I think we should start looking for space artifacts traveling through our solar system...
getting it under their control
if that's impossible: kaboom
if someone else tries to get it under their controll: kaboom (maybe nuke the other terran guys in the process)
it it looks like that 'thing' powers up something: kaboom
dig up the old plans drawn up during the mineshaft gap frenzy (just in case)
Honestly I would love it if it was something old and forgotten that someone let drift and it wandered into our solar system, but I don't think it is anything special.
There would be a lot of Kaboom going on and oh dear Uncle Sam would have competition from other nations for more kaboom
doesn't mean we shouldn't try to go loooking
would have an ironic touch if we finally had proof we're not alone and then used that as a reason to go all daleks on eachother
Oh for sure, we definitely should go study it, just we should also lower expectations until they get challenged.
fear not - there will be a gazillion of concerned citizens to call it a waste of money and bring up a list of stuff that's more important
They are right and they are wrong... The question is will climate change induce us to explore more for a new home or cut exploration to mitigate climate change effects on earth...
On a happy note Arthur C. Clark foretold us of Rama... We missed it our chance...
In the first book, the north of Italy was wiped out by an asteroid impact so by the time the Rama cylinder turned up they were prepared for detecting and intercepting large objects. 'Oumuamua did appear to exhibit anomalous acceleration but we're not sure about the cause. It also exhibited several other properties that are not typical of asteroids or comets.
how about probes (xindi or otherwise)?
There goes Mar-a-Lago!
does that mean the xindi probe ain't all bad?
By the 22nd century, all official world government documents are stored in the D J Trump presidential library in the basement there. The classified information about the bromance with Kim Jong-Un was lost.
you got that wrong, we are in the mirror universe - it's the
first emperor trump imperial library
Don’t tease me like that!
Right next to the gold toilet?
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