I always wonder, how will it be to a pair of eyes (or whatever extraterrestrial sense it will be) not from this world to look and absorb this world, our history and advancement. Will it look like their history, is it the same?
I'm looking at this video:
Just the thought of what time is and how long this planet been here and being shaped by so many things ts just blows my mind...
Think about this way, one day, dogs and cats could be intelligent as we are, by than, I wonder how our world will look like...
Ok, Ok, back to see this world like an external being....
Try to think about this way, every video you are looking at, try to think like you know nothing about it and try to find the origin of everything on the video's topic, you will be able to find the whole history, from what a video is (format, codecs, what disc space is etc') to what language is and how to pronounce it... just amazing.
If an external being will come to this world it will be able to know all there is to know about this planet petty fast, all it needs is a an ISP ;)
I find it amazing that as a kid in my family's Friday night dinner we would have talked about a topic and if we weren't sure, my dad would have asked one of the kids to go and get the encyclopedia to see what it means and learn about it, today, I and many others, have the whole humanity and the world history and knowledge in the palm of our hands, it just blows my mind, I wonder how my dad sees it?
If you look at the 20's, 30's, ..., 80's, 90's, 2000's the progress is just amazing, I can't believe I'm in the middle of humanity's change toward technology that will make us total cyborgs, for the good and bad, we are it, we are going through this transition right now, it is happening, its just amazing, don't you think? You can see it, in the bus, train, cars, planes, boats, ski hills, coral reefs, everywhere, the change is now and its being done by us, here and now. With the help of small circuit boards that are full computer and 3D printers, people, all over the world starting to make amazing things, for themselves but can be used by others and with the help of the www it can reach every single living soul on this planet (some abit later, but we all have it, or will have it soon enough).
How an alien will see it? I wonder! Will it say "Ohh.. they are in this stage, were we were 200 years ago" or will it say "dude, you guys are crazy, you are killing yourself!"? I just can't shake this thought. How do we look to an outsider? Good? Bad? Right path? Wrong path? You think any one can give an answer?