I’ve just been reading someone’s attempt at narrowing some of the parameters to the Drake equation. It is funny because they speak of other technologically advanced civilizations as if we are either technologically advanced or civilized.
Technologically advanced to me would be a civilization that has created a self-sustaining economy that does not degrade the environment. By civilization, I mean a bunch of people getting along, not a bunch of thugs trying to steal from the rest and waring over dead dinosaurs, or even over pete bogs. Air you can see through and safely breath. Water that isn’t just the upstream cities sewage. Everything is sustainable. Individuals have freedom, are valued, participate equally or at least can, in the economy of the planet.
If ET sufficiently advanced for interstellar or time travel visit us, I’m sure we’d not be viewed as peers or anything close. They will view us like we view more primitive life forms. Ask any cow if she is happy here. I believe more advanced species would see us as not even their primitive peers but something far more uncooked. I bet the big thing interesting ET’s about us would be how in the hell did they discover element 92 and they are still here?
Is it just me or does the formation to the upper-left of the red spot look like a body laying down relaxing and using the Red Spot as a pillow? Jupiter’s sounds are more subtle than many of the other planets, kind of haunting like a windstorm in the desert with some occasional distant thunder and some strange mechanical noise.
Mercury sounds a lot meaner than the other planets. Again, real “sound” doesn’t travel through the vacuum of space, these are sounds picked up by a plasma-wave antenna on spacecraft and then converted into audio.
For some reason my previous post of Neptune sounds didn’t make it. Must have hit something other than Publish. Here is a re-post. I find Neptune to be almost like a distant ocean in an echo chamber. Seems appropriate somehow.
Moon Sounds. This, along with white noise from the radios, is what I think the astronauts were hearing on the far side. The moon sounds have a very haunting quality about them relative to many of the planets and other moons. Neptune I think is the most peaceful and relaxing.
Sounds from the rings of Uranus. Isn’t it amazing how God gave every planet their own unique sounds, and they don’t sound like noise or dead sounds, they sound alive, vibrant, energetic, and in this planets case somewhat eerie and enigmatic, The special effects guys that make alien sci-fi movies couldn’t do better. Listen for a while because it evolves and changes over time.