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ChadSmith1452's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by ChadSmith1452

Human affairs are making it ever more grimly plausible to me that much the most likely explanation for the Fermi paradox is that the vast majority of prospective type 2 civilizations simply destroy themselves.

Plato was right about democracy. If only there were some way to successfully perpetrate mass voter fraud in all the world's (ostensibly) democratic elections whereby the vote of every person with an IQ below 160 were expunged (or simply converted to avoid a suspiciously small tally.

A totalitarian state ruled by the extreme intellectual elite would, of course, be a utopia by any remotely reasonable definition of that word.

Pipe dreams both, but splendid ones.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 06:26:26 UTC | #920233