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Would you leave Earth or stay?


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#1    Paxus

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

The premise is this:
Friendly aliens, invite you to go with them for a universe exploring trip and return to their home world.
Life would be very interesting and life with them would be very ideal and your lifespan would be increased to a couple of hundred years.

The only catch is, you can never return to Earth.

Do you go anyway, or do you stay.

A 3rd option, i am curious about is how many would go, but only if they could return to Earth.


#2    PaoloWillente

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

I think the only reason for going would be to expand your own knowledge, but then what is knowledge without communication? It's like dying, finding out what happens after death, but not being able to tell anyone. So I have answered with returning to Earth.

Very good question though. Would certainly be an awesome experience!

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

I've got nothing against the planet, just the people who run it. I think the majority of humanity sucks to be honest, so there would be a condition that only nice humans could join me.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:45 AM

Eagerly awaits the results even though, for some reason, i can't vote myself...  :blink:

Edited by Paxus, 22 July 2010 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

Now that would really be blind faith to believe that they were nice aliens.  :lol:
Nice till they get you to their planet.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

If I didn't I'd never forgive myself.

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#7    PaoloWillente

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

What would your answer be Pax? I'd like to see who put 'No Way!' and why..

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

There are many variables to consider here.  But assuming that they CAN feed me, converse with me, socialize with me, and perhaps on the condition that I get to take a companion or three, I would have to go.

I mean, consider the number of humans who have lived and died here?   What story really remains to be told that is as novel as a new world, filled with worlds, and new peoples, filled with knowledge?  Why would I give up this possible discovery merely to live in increasing squalor on a currently dying world?  At the very least, suppose I can bring back what I learn?   They teach individuals or small groups because they fear destroying the natural balance of planetary sentients.  But, whatever techs these people can understand they can bring home.  That would be word-saving for us.

Even just the opportunity to learn would be enough for me.

Edited by Druidus-Logos, 22 July 2010 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:08 PM

Only if i could return to earth, would not be easy to be completely without other people for the rest of my life. Mankind might be "bad" in many ways, but there are still some of them i care about.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:09 PM

View Postlilpepper, on 22 July 2010 - 10:49 AM, said:

Now that would really be blind faith to believe that they were nice aliens.  :lol:
Nice till they get you to their planet.

They'd still probably be nicer than the people who control this planet of ours.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:19 PM

I said absolutely but would only do this if I could bring my husband and kids with me.  Oh and my mom, dad, brother, neice.  I'd have a harder time leaving family than I would the planet.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:19 PM

View PostEldorado, on 22 July 2010 - 12:09 PM, said:

They'd still probably be nicer than the people who control this planet of ours.

Not only that, but if they WANTED me, and sailed through space, across interstellar distances, to get me, they would just take me.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

View PostEldorado, on 22 July 2010 - 12:09 PM, said:

They'd still probably be nicer than the people who control this planet of ours.

Like Eldorado said,... They might seem nice til your beyond Neptune. Then you realize (while they chew on your butt-cheeks) that Earth is just one of those interstellar "fast food" joints.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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#14    Paxus

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

I would go in a heart-beat!
I have always wanted to travel through space - ever since I saw my first Star trek episode.
As for this world. I guess you could say I've seen enough. That and the fact that I would feel like I am missing out on possibly unbelievable experiences makes this scenario a 'no-brainer' for me.
I'd go go go!


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

Where do I sign up...

Sittin back drinkin beer watchin the world take it's course.


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