Check this out: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/09/02/et.send/index.html This article got me thinking. On an alien planet, on which life forms have developed in a completely different way to us; how would they think (presuming they were more intelligent than us) what would their purpose be, in other words what would they strive to do? Would they be interested in finding other lifeforms????? On the planet which we currently live (most of us) strive to work hard to make money----basis of capitalism. Others devote themselves to religion (religion is, in effect, an illusion of the human mind--with no proof god exists people who are depressed or poor turn to god and the belief they will die and go to a better place). However on a highly advanced alien planet, on which the lifeforms are both equal and willing to work hard (a mixture of capitalism, marxism, and democracy) like a utopia. What would these lifeforms strive for, if there is nothing to strive for???(Exploration,......)??????????