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The Fermi Paradox, or “Where Is Everybody?” … did a video game come up with the best answer yet?
When it comes to finding other intelligent life in a universe as old as ours, the Fermi Paradox is a particularly tough puzzle. Probability says there should be a huge number of intelligent civilizations, but why, even after billions of years of various supposed beyond-Earth planetary evolutions, has no one contacted us?
They’re clearly just waiting out there to harvest our civilization as soon as we get far enough from home? Or something. I haven’t played video games in a while. From Caleb Scharf’s take:
Without going into all the colorful details, the central premise is that a hugely advanced and ancient race of artificially intelligent machines ‘harvests’ all sentient, space-faring life in the Milky Way every 50,000 years. These machines otherwise lie dormant out in the depths of intergalactic space. They have constructed and positioned an ingenious web of technological devices (including the Mass Effectrelays, providing rapid interstellar travel) and habitats within the Galaxy that effectively sieve through the rising civilizations, helping the successful flourish and multiply, ripening them up for eventual culling. The reason for this? Well, the plot is complex and somewhat ambiguous, but one thing that these machines do is use the genetic slurry of millions, billions of individuals from a species to create new versions of themselves.
It’s a grand ol’ piece of sci-fi opera, but it also provides a neat solution to the Fermi Paradox via a number of ideas: a) The most truly advanced interstellar species spends most of its time out of the Galaxy in hibernation. b) Purging all other sentient (space-faring) life every 50,000 years puts a stop to any great spreading across the Galaxy. c) Sentient, space-faring species are inevitably drawn into the technological lures and habitats left for them, and so are less inclined to explore.
These make it very unlikely that until a species is capable of at least proper interplanetary space travel (in the game humans have to reach Mars to become aware of what’s going on at all) it will have to conclude that the Galaxy is a lonely place.
How to find it:
Look for those hopeless places.
When your shadows cross.
Sometimes its that girl with chocolate hair.
…We found love.
How to know you found it:
You can feel the heartbeat in your mind.
You would turn away from life for love.
Because that’s what it takes to come alive.
Sometimes its that girl with the darndest smile and the best tambourine skills.
…We found love.
You are the door that opened and flooded my life with light.
I am your yellow diamond.
Thank you for being my friend, for sharing a love that can’t be denied, a love that can never die.
If you don’t reblog, you don’t believe in love. REBLOG IF YOU LOVE YOUR BESTFRIEND or rihanna will crawl into her room at night and eat her.
<3 I love you.
How does it feel for deaf people to watch music videos? How funny the subtitles would be. ( [breathes heavily] [sings forcefully] [scat:] ) Especially for scat.
So there are aboutish 270 million people w/ moderate to profound hearing impairment on earth. Give or take a few million.
This is not the number for total deafness, however. Which is more what I’m concerned with. It depends, because the definition of deafness is very ambiguous. Deaf in both ears, deaf in one, can only hear if a giant shouts into their good ear in a quiet room. Partial to complete hearing loss in one or both ears. Also most stats i found were from the good ole days when there were 6 billion people on earth. Now there’s nearly 7 billion. I thought there were more, actually.
Aboutish 39 million blind people in the world. Deaf people are the majority.
It was easy for deaf people to watch a film during the silent era. Blind people couldn’t at all.
Now blind people can listen to the soundtrack of most films and get a very good idea of what it’s about.
There is an existence of a deaf culture. Sign language and mouth reading and etiquette and social ‘norms’:
“Deaf: (n) 1. a particular group of people who share a beautiful language: ASL (American Sign Language). 2. a term measured by culture and attitude, not by an audiogram. 3. a member of a vibrant group of people with their own culture, history, folklore and humor. 4. which vibration and vision are the primary senses. “
“Deaf culture consists of the norms, beliefs, values, and mores shared by members of the Deaf community. We believe that it is fine to be Deaf. If given the chance to become hearing, most of us would choose to remain Deaf. We tend to congregate around the kitchen table rather than the living room sofa because the lighting is better in the kitchen. Our good-byes take nearly forever, and our hello’s often consist of serious hugs. When two of us meet for the first time we tend to exchange detailed biographies and describe our social circles in considerable depth.”
Infrasound is sound that is at too low a frequency to be heard under normal conditions, ie, cannot be consciously detected. This is any sound with a frequency below 20 Hz. Infrasound can be felt, however. Symptoms such as chills, nausea, headaches, and anxiety can be attributed to the presence of infrasound.”These results suggest that low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound. Some scientists have suggested that this level of sound may be present at some allegedly haunted sites and so cause people to have odd sensations that they attribute to a ghost—our findings support these ideas.”- Prof Richard Wiseman.
A lot of movies have subtitles which you can tell are for the deaf, and not for someone who doesn’t know the language, because they describe every significant sound effect and dialogue in the thing. Car horn blares. Or Car horn beeps. Or Car horn honks.
Footage that had no original purpose.
I want to make archie and mehitabel into a movie. someday.
“While “experimental” covers a wide range of practice, an experimental film is often characterized by the absence of linear narrative, the use of various abstracting techniques — out-of-focus, painting or scratching on film, rapid editing — the use of asynchronous (non-diegetic) sound or even the absence of any sound track… At least through the 1960s, and to some extent after, many experimental films took an oppositional stance toward mainstream culture. Most such films are made on very low budgets, self-financed or financed through small grants, with a minimal crew or, often a crew of only one person, the filmmaker. Some critics have argued that much experimental film is no longer in fact “experimental” but has in fact become a mainstream film genre. Many of its more typical features —such as a non-narrative, impressionistic, or poetic approaches to the film’s construction — define what is generally understood to be ‘experimental’.”
Joseph Cornell, By Night With Torch and Spear. Uses found footage(“silent-era educational footage”), which was then edited. Much of it is backwards or upside down or negative (if you can’t be bothered to watch). I think it was originally silent.
Joseph Cornell did a lot of found footage work from stuff he found at flea markets or from salvage dealers. He also proffered that his movies were edited by someone who hadn’t shot them.
The Scientist music video also does backwards stuff nicely.
Question: Are the words made to be read?
Guessed to have been made in the 1940s.