Whistling Past The Great Filter

3 comments September 3rd, 2014at 07:23am Posted by Eli

I am just not buying the happy theory that we have already passed through “The Great Filter” that prevents the rise of spacefaring civilizations.  It completely overlooks the possibility that advanced technological civilizations become so enormous and voracious that they are very much at risk of depleting their resources and bringing about the ecological collapse of their planet long before they develop the capacity for interstellar travel.

That certainly seems to be the path that we’re on, unless we come up with a technological fix or finally develop the will to rely on less destructive forms of energy, neither of which seems to be happening anytime soon.

Entry Filed under: Energy,Environment,Science

3 Comments

  • 1. Eugenia  |  September 3rd, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Hey there are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • 2. Bill  |  September 7th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Looks like The Guardian agrees with you.

  • 3. Eli  |  September 7th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Heh. I saw that same article and had the exact same thought. I just wish I had seen it a little sooner.


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