The Socio-Economic Part: Okay, does intelligence begat Technology?
Is it the manifestation or the asshole of Intelligence? Does the capacity
to destroy our planet mean that we can never really be Intelligent?
And what about our lifetime as a technical civilization, will it be
short or long? I assume again only a 10% probability of intelligent
civilizations becoming technological (maybe most are smarter than US?).
So overall, I have assumed that on only 1% of all planets with a liquid
surface does a civilization which builds radio telescopes arise.
For the lifetime I adopt the following argument:
- 99% of all technological civilizations extinct themselves
after 100 years
- The remainin 1% survive, in harmony with their planetary resources
for 1 billion years.
- This leads to an average lifetime of 10 million years (1% of