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Topic: Off-topic / Space Colony Overlord

Congratulations! You are now an Overlord in charge of the first colonization of an earth-like planet called Gaia. Your job is it to make sure earth profits from this operation. To make your job easier here are two reports.


The planet

Gaia is too far away to get detailed information but you can be sure about the following:

  • The living conditions (gravity, radiation, atmosphere, temperature) are similar to the ones on earth. No terraforming necessary.
  • It has also resources similar to those on earth (including water). On top of that it has an almost endless supply of a fuel which can be used to produce clean energy. This fuel does NOT exists on earth.
  • You have no information about the life forms (including plants) on Gaia.
  • Communication with Gaia will have a delay of two weeks. (If you send a message, you will get a reply in two weeks).

The colony ship

Can transport people and material (duh). The voyage will take a year. Your technology allows you to see things in a distance equal to what the ship could reach in three months.

It has enough resources to support the colonists during the voyage and 3 months after that. For whatever reasons you won’t be able to build another colony ship. For even more obscure reasons it can not be controlled remotely.


Based on this information what are your orders?

  • What sort of people will you send? (Profession, personality, skill level)
  • What tasks will you assign to those people?
  • What sort of equipment will you send?
  • What measures will you take to make the mission a success?

A completely controlled colony will be considered a better outcome than an independent colony. An independent colony will be considered better than a failed mission. The mission will fail if:

  • The colony ship is destroyed. (for example crash landed beyond repair)
  • The colony ship is unable to return to earth. (for example crew dies)
  • You fail to establish a colony on Gaia.

I’d prefer serious answers but if you want to, feel free to send only hookers and blackjack cards. That could be fun too.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why was QuorxTheSmexy banned?

Not enough swag. Common rookie mistake.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Aliens

Absolutely! All I’m saying is that you should be careful when looking at evidence because things are different from what we are used to at such distances. But of course it would still be a huge step in the right direction.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Aliens

20 years is ambitious. I think within the next 1000 years we will have answered the question if we are alone out there or not. Wouldn’t mind an answer during my lifetime though. :)

But the distances are just too astronomic. Even if we would get a picture of some alien today there would still be no guarantee that this alien’s race didn’t go extinct in the time this picture traveled to earth. The closest star system is already over 4 light years away. So if we take a look at it this moment we see how it looked over 4 years ago. And that’s just where it begins.

If you look up in the night sky you can see stars which are already 1000+ light years away. With a quick google search you can even find a galaxy which is more than 13 billion light years away. Light takes more than 13 000 000 000 years to travel to this place. And light itself moves already at a freaking high speed (7.5 times around the earth in one second).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Aliens

Sure. You could assume that planets like earth is not common but an exception to some rule. This would lead to a small amount of planets which would support civilizations. And then it would be possible that none of the other civilizations evolved enough.

No idea if the earth is that special. Maybe we have a biologist around here who knows what is necessary to create life artificially. I assume it will be something like water + right temperature + some sort of atmosphere + X. Doesn’t sound very special to me. So I think it is more likely that we have a huge amount of earth-like planets. Also earth-like planets don’t need to be necessary the only place where life could exist.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Aliens

The Universe isn’t only huge beyond any imagination. It is also older than crows. The big question is: why haven’t we seen any sign of alien life yet (Fermi’s paradox). I mean how long did it take us to invent space flight? Even if you add the time to develop into humans this is still nothing compared to a civilization which would be founded a million years ago. By now they should have developed technologies to visit or at least contact us. But who knows… maybe they have already and reality isn’t what it seems to be. Matrix ftw.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Would you join the peace corp?

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:

It would be official deployment that, for my profession, would probably see me unable to find another job for 2-3 years minimum. It’s a difficult spot to be in, as I could also potentially land a new job and my salary would be about double what the peace corp could offer, but no guarantee that I get to help others.

You can help people outside of your job. Just make a list of the goals you would like to achieve in the next 5 years and see which choice will get you closer to your goals.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Would you join the peace corp?

That doesn’t sound bad. Depends on the country you would go to though (unless you don’t mind being buried alive and stuff like that). And your other options of course. But I don’t see anything wrong with helping people and gaining experience abroad. This is something official right? Not something like a sect?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Would you join the peace corp?

So you would be like digging wells in the Sahara?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Would you join the peace corp?

What do they do?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Remember when I wanted to live in the wild and fix the world? I still do.

But what if you already went back in time. If you don’t do it again in the future your going to break the universe. The UNIVERSE dude. That’s where the porn is!!!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Remember when I wanted to live in the wild and fix the world? I still do.

Are you going to build a time machine, travel back in time and mess with stuff just to see if it will break the universe? Because that would be awesome.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Remember when I wanted to live in the wild and fix the world? I still do.

Enjoy all those parasites which will crawl under your skin and eat you from the inside.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Explain the difference

The chick on the left doesn’t have a grenade.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is Kongregate dying?

OMG! Did he died?!?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Muricans shud not post in this threde: ONLY europeenz, preferbly scendinevianz

Ho on earth does Canada have a higher prisoner rate than Europe? They are like the nicest people on this planet. Are they arrested for not saying “Have a nice day” or what is this black sorcery?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

Neuer is the most hated person in Argentina right now.

So you are saying that a German is hated somewhere… now that’s what I call big news.

Also thanks to Brazil for such a weird world cup. And for the fourth star. :P

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

Poor Brazil. How did they even get to the semi-finals?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

Originally posted by Cwovictor:

When Germany scored their 6th goal I was kinda like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAUY1J8KizU

And this is what the German team was like.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

Some gambler is going to earn a shitload of money.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

I vote for Zoidberg!

Woop woop woop…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / why witches LOVE CROWS

And what happened to them? They got burned at the stake. Well played crows.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Any thoughts on:

Originally posted by Hallucent:
Originally posted by Tulrog:
“Remember at that time people believed that the speed of light is a limiting factor for space travel. ”

Who says we are limited to light speed? We just happen to measure distance using light years.

Not sure what you are trying to say. Unless you go all Event Horizon and start to fold the universe you will never reach any place faster than light. At least with the current laws of physics. Or did I miss something?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Any thoughts on:

Originally posted by dias17se:

^ so all of that just to call ot retarded morons ? That´s cute.

I doubt this will be restricted to OT. In a 1000 years people will have a bad opinion about the people from our time.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Any thoughts on:

No idea how the future will look like but there are some key problems which will decide how things will develop.

  • In around 50 years we will probably use up the natural oil reserves. (Restricted transportation system, plastics, medicine/ Wars for last oil). If things turn out really bad we will have a medieval society in a 1000 years.
  • There are a shitload of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. No need to explain the possible consequences of that.

Space colonization is pretty much the next logical step but has its own set of problems.

  • Radiation: On earth we have a magnetic field which protects us from radioactive radiation. Other planets may not have such a protective system. But even if they had the colonists still would have to travel for months/ years through unprotected space.
  • Distance: Even if you could travel with the speed of light you would still need more than 4 years to reach the closest star system. With the speed of current spacecraft 1000 years won’t be enough to get anywhere significant outside of our star system.
  • Terraforming: Humans have stupid needs like air to breath or water to drink. Something to eat wouldn’t hurt either. Extreme temperatures are also a problem. The planets around as are not really helpful with that. But unlike the other problems this seems to be something which might happen within the next 1000 years.
  • Aliens: As an added bonus let’s drag aliens into this. Take a look at how fucking huge and old the universe is. It is really hard to believe we are the only ones out there. Maybe we are alone but if we aren’t just take a look at our history to see what happens if a more advanced civilization meets a less advanced one. And guess who is going to take the role of the natives.

As for OT. I really doubt it will still exist. Whole empires faded away from existence during such a long time. But it would be fun to see how people will study posts from OT as ancient literature. “And here we have an example of the cavemen from the 21st century. Remember at that time people believed that the speed of light is a limiting factor for space travel. Also they were completely retarded morons.”