Re: Interstellar war - how?
- Definition of MAD for alien species = Man's Altruistic Desires :-)
...when assisting hostile species to transend from the psysical state
of being to the spiritual....
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> > > > It must be a universe full of fleets rushing near light speed
> > > > freezers full of troopers.
> > >
> > > Must it? My dad was a fair age when he first saw Star Wars, and
> > > fought in the Second World War. However, there was one thing he
> > picked
> > > up on when the Tye fighters came on, and he said, "Why do they
> > > people fighting?"
> > >
> > > He realised war is being fought by machines. He was right, more
> > > satellites, more unmanned air drones, more
> > > missiles, and war fought from behind a computer screen.
> > If machines are intelligent enough to carrie on with military
> > hundreds of years and light years away from their home world on
> > own then they can be called troopers. If they are just machines
> > they need programmers, repair crew and remote control pilots
> > with them. Because of the vast distances they cannot be piloted
> > the home world.
> Depends what you mean by a trooper. I tend to think of a trooper as
> a foot soldier, and a person, so we're maybe at cross purposes
> Machines are ideal for a MAD* interstellar war.
> * Mutually Assured Destruction - if anyone doesn't know already.
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>Maybe we don't understand the original theory well enough. Dark matter
> but how would an energy 'being' reproduce without matter? Unless it
> can exist on Dark Matter, or Dark Energy...but we don't understand
> THOSE well enough yet :-/
is a prop. It may exist, but I think it's suspicious that we have vast
amounts of something no one can prove holding up a theory of the universe.