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December 30, 2010

How do We Search for Quantum-Based ETs? (A 2010 Most Popular)

6a00d8341bf7f753ef0133f4775a0c970b-500wi On a recent Discovery program on the Universe, Stephen Hawking voiced concern about the dangers, he believes, are posed by aliens who may arrive some day on Earth: "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like..."

Life as we know it is based on chemistry but what, asks Randy D. Allen of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, if life elsewhere is based, not on chemistry but on quantum mechanics?

An alien life form that can manipulate subatomic particles like our cells manipulate chemical compounds. Humans have existed as a species for less than a million years and we are, as far as we know, the only species on Earth that has even the vaguest notion of physics. We only discovered the atom and learned to unleash its power, Allen observes, within the last century:

"Our understanding of quantum mechanics is rudimentary, at best, yet we are on the verge of developing practical quantum computers that promise virtually unlimited computational power. It is conceivable that, in the billions of years since the Big Bang, other organisms evolved at some time and some place that have already mastered quantum mechanics. Let’s say that intelligent, social, organisms with chemically-based metabolism, fundamentally not unlike ourselves, evolved on a planet somewhere in the universe. Their unquenchable curiosity about the universe (or, like us, their unquenchable desire to exploit it) led them to develop efficient quantum computers. They realized that, with such computers, the whole of their existence could be computerized, all memories and life experiences, all emotions and motivations, could be transferred to a collective “quantum brain”. In effect, their 'species', though biologically extinct, could become immortal. No more inefficient metabolism requiring huge energy input, no chemically derived bodies to wear out, no reproduction, no death, no taxes. Just supermassively parallel collective consciousness with unlimited capabilities. Perhaps, through super symmetry or entanglement, they can 'see; or 'feel' the entire universe. Maybe, they’ve gained the ability to manipulate elementary particles and can control its evolution and its fate."

We can project that with no need to compete for resources, quantum beings would most likely be peaceful and only want the best for the Universe and its inhabitants. They could be aware of our existence, Allen says, but don’t care about us, much as we ignore most of the “lower” organisms that surround us. Alternatively, perhaps they have noted our biological, social and technological evolution and realize that we humans may well join their ranks someday and become quantum beings ourselves.

Several for the world's leading thinkers from believe that with the exponential increase in human knowledge that we are on track to have artificial intelligence exceed human potential by 2040 or sooner.The possibility of evolving a quantum consciousness of course, depends on numerous variables, and requires that we are not first exterminated by an asteroid impact, a nearby supernova, or gigantic volcanic eruptions, or our civilization is not decimated by global warfare over resource scarcity exacerbated by climate change.

Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award-winning author of A Fire Upon the Deep and Rainbows End,argues that exponential growth in technology will reach a point beyond which we cannot even speculate. "We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence."

Casey Kazan via http://journalofcosmology.com/Aliens105.html

Comments

I thnk it likely that there are civiliztions who never had a biological beginning at all.
Since the Universe is so inhospitable to biological life, it would seem natural to have beings that developed in such a way that they didn't need to worry about surviving in the cold of deep space, in the heart of a sun, or amongst the gas clouds and electrical or gravitational fields of the galaxy, snce this is their natural habitat!

Woo...amazing pictures,i like it.Thanks for your sharing.

subatomic particles manipulated by alien life forms do not show any evidence of being different. sizes are much smaller then ours, and they're mostly living brief faster time passage existances inside ever more stable tinier particles. they cannot change an atom they live inside to effect us, anymore then if we blew up a star, and expected to change the milky way galaxy.

Humans already operate in and from quantum consciousness, we just need to understand its nature and learn how to utilise these faculties better - at least this was the very well received argument of an academic thesis I presented nearly 20 yrs ago. It seems to me that there is no 'evolution' about it. It's all there and always has been, just waiting for us to wake up and notice!

Part of the problem, IMHO, is that the new age cadre has leapt on the quantum bandwagon and misappropriated a few of its gears and cogs for their own purposes. Repackaging quantum physics as somehow 'spiritual' paradoxically devalues the sheer wonder and mindblowing actuality(but I guess it sells books and joss sticks).

On another note, I'm wondering if Casey Kazan has the Q (of Star Trek fame) in mind as he describes this possible species of quantum beings?

Quantum Mechanics Of Life
Life's Evolution Is The Quantum Mechanics Of Biology
http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SF3CJJM5OU6T27OC4MFQSDYEU/blog/articles/271915?listPage=index&bb=0

From "Essence Of Quantum Mechanics"
http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SF3CJJM5OU6T27OC4MFQSDYEU/blog/articles/245916?listPage=uncategorized


The universe, and life within it, are not just conglomerations of mechanisms. The universe, and life within it, have come into being by the nature of energy-mass dualism, and their fate, their final outcome, is governed by this dualism. The genesis and, most probable cyclic, existence of the universe are governed by the energy-mass relationship.


Energy-mass relationship governs also the routes, the mechanisms, of cosmic and life evolutions.


Mechanisms do not set/determine the classical physics fate states. Mechanisms are routes of evolution between classical physics fate states. Quantum mechanics are mechanisms, probable, possible and actual mechanisms of getting from one to other classical physics states WITHIN the expanse from cosmic singularity to the maximum expanded universe and back to singularity states.


The universe is the archetype of quantum within classical physics. This is the fractal oneness of the universe. Astronomically there are two physics. A classical Newtonian physics behaviour of and between galactic clusters, and a quantum physics behaviour WITHIN the galactic clusters.


Life's Evolution Is The Quantum Mechanics Of Biology.

The origin-reason and the purpose-fate of life are mechanistic, ethically and practically valueless. Life is the cheapest commodity on Earth.
It is up to humans themselves to elect the purpose and format of their life as individuals and as group-members.


Dov Henis
(Comments From 22nd Century)
"Rethink Evolution/Natural Selection"
http://darwiniana.com/2011/03/26/in-evolution-last-really-can-be-first/comment-page-1/


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