At what point will we not need to advance scientifically? Is there an endgame?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Jan Ardena, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Marathon-man Registered Member

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    Is theory and postulations Scientific advancements or is it when the theory is proven to be factual by inventions and discoveries?
    for example when Arthur C. Clark theorized on geostationary satellites was that a scientific advancement or was it when Geostationary satellites were actually realized?
     
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  3. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Both are scientific advancements. No one would build and launch a Geostationary satellite, for instance, if there was no evidence or theory that it would be geostationary. If Geostationary satellites were never launched it would still be a scientific advancement to have a theory that it was in fact viable.
     
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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I think that would _increase_ the rate of invention.

    When people are living in low Earth orbit, just floating around out there - imagine how many new ideas we will have for invention.
     
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  7. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    In my opinion humans will never know everything about the universe.

    We don't even know what happened before the Big Bang or whether the Multiverse exists. We don't know why there is something rather than nothing.

    Science will never know everything because the more science discovers the more open questions remain to be answered.
     
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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, technically, those are both external to the universe, so...

    Because that has always been the case does not necessarily mean it will continue to always be the case. We are still in our infancy at this sciencing game.
     
  9. JJM Registered Senior Member

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    Advancement is a measurement, demanded by those that ask why. For truths' sake, its a satisfaction. Answering the question, Am I correct?
     
  10. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps curing death will bring an end to scientific advancement.
     
  11. River Ape Valued Senior Member

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    Is there an endgame?
    The ultimate scientific achievement will be perfect foresight of future events.
    Until then, we'll just keep worrying away at science.
    Afterwards, a reality we are not built to cope with.
     
  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Clearly not. If death was curable, we could devise a whole lot of new ways to have fun.
     
  13. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningul answer
     
  14. just me Registered Senior Member

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    it isn't a need, its a want.
    but that doesn't make it in any way illegitimate.
     
  15. just me Registered Senior Member

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    when people can do anything, there will be no more need for scientific advancement.
     
  16. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Once were omniscient we can stop learning.
     
  17. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    In other words, we will never stop learning and growing. You seem to make that out to be a bad thing.
     
  18. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps:
    One day, people will delude themselves into thinking themselves omniscient, and begin to use phrases like: "The science is settled" and no longer consider scientific endeavours worth while(especially those which contradict their dogma du jour ), then science will stagnate until sanity returns and people understand that they are ignorant about so many things, and that those things may be of value if understood. Then. science may have a rebirth, a renaissance.
    The pendulum swings.
    .......................
    will it ever stop swinging?
     
  19. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Will we ever cure death?
     
  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It's unlikely that we'll ever cure being eaten by piranhas. Or dying of exposure in the wilderness and being scavenged. But there will be more and more cures for other causes of death.
     
  21. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Science is knowledge.
    We couldn’t exist without knowledge.
    We’re all essentially spiritual, and religion is away to become aware of that. So religion is simply knowledge of how to be the best we can possibly be. Of course it depends on what that particular religion teaches.
     
  22. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    We can’t do that.
    But we may be able to digitise our brain patterns (somehow), which may have imprints of our mind via our memory. Store it, and put it into synthetic bodies.

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    Sci-Fi?
    Sure.
    Could it become reality.
    Idk.
     
  23. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    You should speak for yourself rather than including everyone else in your illusions.
     

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