I wonder why we assume that most intelligent species would wish to deploy technologies to colonize the galaxy? Especially considering the problems we've had with run-away technologies polluting, degrading, and even killing-off life here, wouldn't a more reasonable assumption be that intelligent species would rather manage their tech (if they even have need for it at all) to maintain and cultivate their habitat instead of having to find new habitats because they trashed their original ones?

posted by theadvancedapes: 1939 days ago