Kurt Schreiber

Littleton, CO, United States

About Kurt

I'm passionate about

Leading, knowledge, and of course science fiction.

Comments & conversations

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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
What should be our first message towards ET?
Good point, but they would only be able to decipher our languages if they communicated in a similar fashion to us. Even if they evolved on an Earth like planet, it is still possible that they don't use language as a way to communicate. If they have evolved on a planet completely unlike Earth it is possible that they have never encountered language before, so if they encounter our radio and TV signals they may have no idea how to decipher it because they have no idea what it is. Or they could be so many millions of years advanced, language is a primitive form of communication to them so they wouldn't even bother making contact with us.
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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
A perfect world. Possible or Impossible?
Interesting question, not an easy one to answer though. I do believe the goal of perfection is what drives people to create things such as the internet, electricity, and NGO's that help third world countries. On the other hand it gives us situations like religious wars, or mass genocides against "inferior" humans, such as we saw with the Nazis during WWII. But part of being of human is striving for perfection, and we can only hope that the benefits out weigh the negatives. So for a straight answer, no I do no think it is pointless to continue trying. Although as I stated above a "perfect" world will never come to light. Even though we want it badly, it's against human nature to be perfect.
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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
What should be our first message towards ET?
They won't speak any form of Earth language, so communicating with them in that way is out of the question. Anyways they might communicate in a completely different form than we do. I think the best we can do is show them that we can do mathematics, and show them binary code to prove to them we are an intelligent species. It would also probably help if we showed them a map of our solar system, and possibly the galaxy, and also that planets orbit the sun in an elliptical orbit. If we show them that they will know we think beyond our own planet, and that we are curious about the universe. The hard part of course will be trying to understand them after we communicate all that stuff to them.
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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
Impossible thinking.
There is one thing we cannot imagine, and the very thought of it terrifies me beyond imagination, and that is nothing. We cannot imagine nothing because we have never experienced it. We live in a universe of matter, sound, and light. Even blackness is something. It is outside the realm of our human minds.
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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
A perfect world. Possible or Impossible?
Impossible, because humans are not perfect. We are unique and different, some of us are beautiful some of us are ugly. We have different heights and different beliefs. In a perfect world we'd all look the same, we'd all think the same, and we'd all act the same. A "perfect" future would be a terrible place. So when asking if we can achieve perfection, in my personal opinion the universe as it is, is perfection. War and poverty are terrible, but if we never made mistakes, we would never have the chance to learn from them.
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Kurt Schreiber
Posted about 3 years ago
What are 5 things you have learned that has completely changed your life?
1: Sometimes life is hard, sometimes it's easy. Remember that the easy path is not always the right one. 2: Courage is not the absence of fear, it's being afraid but doing what you know is right anyways. 3: Nothing last's forever not even time and space. So don't dwell on things past, and remember that the future is yet unwritten. 4: Always strive to be the most clever person, and if you aren't clever wear glasses while examining things and speak as if you know what you are talking about. Trust me it always works. 5: You are a living thing, not only living but a human. Humans are evil, greedy, envious, selfish, and ignorant. We are also good, courageous, brave, caring, loving, and knowledgeable. The great thing about being human is that we always have a choice. We can only hope that you make the right one.