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A Postcard from Asimov — 2 Comments

  1. That is an interesting answer from the man who, in the midst of speculating, speculates differently from you. And also fascinating that out of all of his galaxies of fan mail he responded so non-generically to you.

  2. From my limited (uni-planet) perspective, “civilization” seems to require some combination of intelligence, technical ambition and personal aggression (e.g., ego). Those characteristics do not bode well for civilizations that could seek out other planetary systems before they obliterate/consume their own habitat. Just an odds-altering thought, not a conclusive rejection of interstellar travel. Really “intelligent” species would harness resources for the betterment of their own environment.