Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > ...at which point (including time to travel to those probes), they
> > become part of the latest-generation wave. Assuming it's not less
> > resource-costly to scrap or ignore 'em, in which case any "colonists"
> > on said probe would be rendered obsolete by being behind the leading
> > edge of colonization.
> And if the conlonist are human or equivalent with their own plans,
> rights (presumably) and so on? You hopefully would not casually
> "obsolete" them.
But I'm not there. I'm irrelevant to this. It's up to the colonists
with the advanced tech on the scene to decide whether they wish to spend
the resources to aid their fellow, but lower tech, colonists. There
could be any number of political considerations, and thus, no guarantee
that those on the first wave would or would not be "obsoleted" and left
behind...or even "scrapped", their lives snuffed out so their bodies and
equipment may serve the faster (and probably more powerful) latecomers.
Scary, maybe. But, barring any physical requirements for specific
societal values among advanced civilizations, there's no way to prove
that the good or the bad must happen.
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