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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

"One day in the far future, mankind will have to leave the house, and venture out into the stars to survive. With human population rising to nearly ten billion, coupled with more nations joining the nuclear club, and with our crumbling environment, the time is critical for us as a species to push out into the solar system to beyond to find survival. However, when we finally flung ourselves starward, we shall see change the human species in ways not seen since the days of the Cro-Magnon man and the Neanderthals, fracturing the future society between the people that went out and the people that stayed behind.

Spacer humans would be transformed by the what Q described to Picard as "wonders you cannot possibly imagine. And terrors to freeze your soul!" into some of an alien species after thousands of years of space travel, colonization, and exploration…what does not kill us, makes us strangler. For the most part, this topic is about human-only galaxies and the genesis of this blogpost came when I read a 2007 review by Alan DeNiro who identifies the future of Space Opera themes would be mankind giving up their humanity to live in the cold void of space…"
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Jul 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

what does not kill us, makes us strangler

Oh, really?

War Monkey04 Jul 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

"What does not kill you, makes you stronger!" Except Infantry, Infantry will definitely kill you! evil grin

haywire04 Jul 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

unless he meant

what does not kill us, makes us stranger

Quoting either Trevor Goodchild (Aeon Flux) or Heath Ledger's Joker (Dark Knight)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

The sign over my bed reads "that which does not kill me postpones the inevitable."

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

"That which does not kill me… gets placed in the mail with "return to sender" scrawled on it.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member04 Jul 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

That which does not kill us better taste good in a wine sauce.




War Monkey04 Jul 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

And lots of Butter!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 10:34 a.m. PST



Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

Interesting read, but missing how truly alien cultures could evolve from human colonization efforts. I could imagine how colonization could involve genetic engineering to tailor human colonists for unique environments. This could lead to aliens based on human DNA but evolving unique culture, mindset, etc
. And over time, looking more alien than human, or giving rise to Star Trek style aliens.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed the Reading my friend!.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member07 Jul 2018 1:51 p.m. PST

SBminisguy: "This could lead to aliens based on human DNA but evolving unique culture, mindset, etc
. And over time, looking more alien than human, or giving rise to Star Trek style aliens."

There was an Australian post apocalyptic novel back in the 80-90s about that exact point. But I think the spacefaring version of humanity eventually decided after several generations that the human form was too restricting, and they ended up looking truly Alien to the poor primitive fully-human people back on Earth.

I think they chose an inquisitive young loner guy as their "first contact".

I wish I could recall the title.


Legion 408 Jul 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

We'll probably kill ourselves off before any ETs c/would …

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