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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by LuckyR » December 20th, 2018, 3:38 am

So if an alien landed tomorrow with superior (yet beatable) technology/power and made similar demands on you as you have proposed in this thread, you would personally curl up in a ball and capitulate?

Not me.
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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by UniversalAlien » December 20th, 2018, 3:55 am

LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:38 am
So if an alien landed tomorrow with superior (yet beatable) technology/power, you would personally curl up in a ball and capitulate?

Not me.
What if we offer you your dreams come true? A Paradise beyond your wildest imagination
- With a life expectancy that only ends when you can no longer stand all the joy and happiness.

We have the technology to do this right now! What say you Human, are you ready for an end to
your suffering state of existence?

All you have to do is give up your illusion of 'free-will' - Give up your false illusions and it's all yours!

What say you Human - ready to party with us? - Ready to see how much fun life in the Multiverse really is :?:

:arrow: :idea:

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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by LuckyR » December 20th, 2018, 4:08 am

UniversalAlien wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:55 am
LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:38 am
So if an alien landed tomorrow with superior (yet beatable) technology/power, you would personally curl up in a ball and capitulate?

Not me.
What if we offer you your dreams come true? A Paradise beyond your wildest imagination
- With a life expectancy that only ends when you can no longer stand all the joy and happiness.

We have the technology to do this right now! What say you Human, are you ready for an end to
your suffering state of existence?

All you have to do is give up your illusion of 'free-will' - Give up your false illusions and it's all yours!

What say you Human - ready to party with us? - Ready to see how much fun life in the Multiverse really is :?:

:arrow: :idea:
To be honest I liked The Matrix movie. Personally, before concentrating on moving folks from neutral to nirvana, I would prefer work on getting folks from incredibly negative to neutral.

Though, I (as a very happy individual on a day to day basis) am probably the wrong person to approach with a promise of alleviating my suffering.
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by Greta » December 21st, 2018, 3:56 am

Thrylix wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 1:57 am
Eh, if I stamp my feet on a few schools, kids and all, I think they'll be too petrified to pull a stunt like that. The sight of dozens of little red splotches that used to be their children on the bottom of a giant white sneaker should be a good deterrent. :P
Somehow this scene comes to mind :) https://youtu.be/W-mgdUdOjhs?t=74

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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by Thrylix » December 25th, 2018, 10:14 pm

LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:38 am
So if an alien landed tomorrow with superior (yet beatable) technology/power and made similar demands on you as you have proposed in this thread, you would personally curl up in a ball and capitulate?

Not me.
True. I may resist but only in secret.

But if I were the giant alien to flea sized humanoids, I'd want to be as cruel as possible and terrorize them for fun. I'd obviously stamp out any signs of resistance. To avoid any uprisings I'd command them to offer up their political and military leaders, with their families, to be squished. And demolish all their government buildings. They can't coordinate a rebellion without organization.

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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by LuckyR » December 26th, 2018, 4:25 am

Thrylix wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 10:14 pm
LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:38 am
So if an alien landed tomorrow with superior (yet beatable) technology/power and made similar demands on you as you have proposed in this thread, you would personally curl up in a ball and capitulate?

Not me.
True. I may resist but only in secret.

But if I were the giant alien to flea sized humanoids, I'd want to be as cruel as possible and terrorize them for fun. I'd obviously stamp out any signs of resistance. To avoid any uprisings I'd command them to offer up their political and military leaders, with their families, to be squished. And demolish all their government buildings. They can't coordinate a rebellion without organization.
We get it. You have made your ideas on the matter boringly clear. Good for you.

I am not arguing with you on your behavioral motivations, merely agreeing with you (as it turns out) that intelligent oppressed folks look to find a way to defeat their oppressor.

BTW fleas are much smaller to humans than your 1000 foot stature would be to humans. Just saying.
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Re: How would you act if given absolute power over an alien civilization?

Post by Thrylix » December 31st, 2018, 5:18 am

Flea sized then. Like in the picture at the beginning of the thread. Not sure what demands you're referring to?

Anyway, while I agree they'd try to resist, I don't believe would be successful in doing anything to stop a giant at that size at least without harming their own citizens.

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