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Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Stephen Hawking argues that humanity could expose themselves to mortal danger, are actively trying to contact extraterrestrial civilizations (SETI). I have at least 5 reasons to prove that he was wrong. Hawking says that "If an extraterrestrial civilization will fly to visit us, the result is the same as we had when Columbus landed in America, which was inhabited by Native Americans." He argues that extraterrestrial intelligence, simply the research process can destroy us. David Brin, to paraphrase the argument of Hawking says, "All sentient beings are, in fact, the consumers of resources, inventing ourselves new goals, desires and ambitions, with the new level available power. If they want to use our solar system, for which a super, our complaints to them will be no more complaints of ants, protesting against the construction of parking lots. " Better to remain silent that would not attract unwanted alien elements. Several States, has picked up these ideas, as well as eminent scientists added their two cents worth, such as Robin Hanson, Julian Savulescu, as well as Paul Davies and many others. But what I affects the most, what everyone interprets everything differently.

1. If extraterrestrial intelligence would, he would have flown in to us. Fermi paradox, recalled that our galaxy could be colonized many times before. We're on the show late. Secondly, let's take a moment to stop and think about the nature of civilization, which has the potential for interstellar travel. We're talking about a civilization that (1) survive in the technological sense, (2) has at its disposal molecular nanotechnology, radically advanced artificial intelligence, (3) made the transition from biological evolution to digital (believe me, at this level of intelligence will not be on a biological basis, and spare me outdated scenarios civilizations).

Informatics

One of every four people who calls a telephone information number makes it to ask for details on leisure and tourism (23% of queries), according to a study of 11811 new information telephone, information company of value added services, companies, institutions and individuals. The most consulted following are information about shops (15%) and agencies and official procedures carried out in institutions (14%). Within the category of leisure and tourism, most popular queries are those which deal with restaurants (7%), transport (6%), leisure and travel, (6%), and accommodation (5%). In them, users of telephone information numbers request more diverse support: from the simple request of a phone number, to consultations about what to visit in a tourist place, which Argentine restaurant is the most valued by gastronomic guides in a city, what time leaves a particular train, where tickets are purchased for a musical poster, or even help to get to the chosen hotel or information about whether the property has a swimming pool or supports dogs. Shops: distribution, real estate, household appliances and furniture, the most demanded according to the report prepared by 11811, almost one of every six calls (15%) received in different information phone numbers, are to ask for data from shops.

Consultations on supermarkets, Department stores and supermarkets, which account for almost 15% of consultations stand out above the rest in this group. Also, real estate (7.5%), household appliances – sales and technical services-(6%) and furniture (5%) establishments, are the following establishments most wanted by users. Behind them lie with consultations on stores of clothing and the sale and repair of Informatics (4%), followed by libraries, totaling 2.5% of consultations in the area of trade. Institutions: city councils, government agencies, associations, courts requests for information on institutions, represent 14% of calls to telephone information services. Of these, 28% are on city councils and 27% on official bodies. Educate yourself with thoughts from Kaihan Krippendorff .