What happens after we explore everything?

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In summary, a society that has reached essentially immortality through advanced technology and has also mastered intergalactic travel, can tap into unlimited energy sources, has no need for food, have some nanobots repair all their damaged DNA, can manipulate spacetime time etc. would most likely try to create their own sub-universe or even just a little solar system where they take some deity like presence among their own creations.
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Try to imagine a society that has reached essentially immortality through advanced technology and has also mastered intergalactic travel, can tap into unlimited energy sources, has no need for food, have some nanobots repair all their damaged DNA, can manipulate spacetime time etc.. What would be next for them? Would they try to create their own sub-universe or even just a little solar system where they take some deity like presence among their own creations? Or maybe they would integrate themselves with the this universe through advanced technology?

Basically like a star trek like civilization after they boldly went were no one has gone before and returned and are asking themselves what now? After you have discovered everything, if such a task is possible, I guess the next step would be to create?
 
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Such creatures would (most likely) have unbounded intelligences. But, we know, by Godel, that mathematics is infinitely complex, so maths alone could keep these mega-brains occupied for ever.

Our monkey brains have evolved to handle social networks - fire, tools etc were just a side-effects. With greater intelligence would come more complex social networks, which would require greater brain power to handle etc etc.
 
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dsaun777 said:
What would be next for them?

Jack Chalker, The Well of Souls.
 
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Bystander said:
Jack Chalker, The Well of Souls.
Seems like an interesting read thank you!
 
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This topic again is one which asks for 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the best of likelihoods though, what you propose is an impossibility followed by another impossibility.
 
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When that occurs it's the end of the universe. No need to go on any longer!
 
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Isn't the universe dynamic even if we learned and explored everything in universe at this moment there might be something new happening in the next moment which will again pique our curiosity
 
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dsaun777 said:
What would be next for them?

In many sci-fi novels they leave our physical universe because it has become so well known and go...somewhere else. We mere mortals cannot comprehend where they go, but it is not death, merely another plane of existence.

Iain M. Banks called this subliming in his Culture series, with mature alien races taking up residence in several higher dimensions. Humans have not yet sublimed in his novels because while we could, there are still things for us to do in the current universe. Banks' characters often wish that the sublimed would intercede within our dimensional plane, as they could sort out the 'big issues' that vex humanity, but to the best of my recollection, they never do :smile:
 
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much of the older science fiction describing civilizations in this situation pretty much described them as being on the way out through decadence, apathy or suicide. More often described as already gone.
 

Related to What happens after we explore everything?

What happens after we explore everything?

1. Will there be anything left to discover?

It is highly unlikely that we will ever explore everything. There will always be new discoveries to be made, whether it be in space, the deep sea, or even within our own bodies. As technology advances and our understanding of the world improves, new avenues for exploration will continue to open up.

2. Will we run out of resources?

Exploration often involves using resources such as fuel, equipment, and materials. However, with proper management and conservation efforts, we can ensure that these resources are used sustainably and responsibly. Additionally, as we continue to explore and discover, we may also find new resources that can help sustain our exploration efforts.

3. What will happen to the Earth once we have explored everything?

Exploration can have both positive and negative impacts on the Earth. On one hand, it can lead to advancements in technology, medicine, and understanding of the world. On the other hand, it can also have negative effects such as pollution and destruction of natural habitats. It is important for us to continue to explore responsibly and mitigate any negative impacts.

4. Will we ever reach the limits of human knowledge?

It is impossible to predict the limits of human knowledge. As we continue to explore and discover, we also continue to learn and expand our understanding of the world. It is likely that there will always be more to learn and discover, making the limits of human knowledge an ever-evolving concept.

5. What will be the next frontier for exploration?

The next frontier for exploration is constantly shifting and evolving. Currently, there is a lot of focus on space exploration, with plans to return to the moon and eventually send humans to Mars. However, there are also ongoing efforts to explore the depths of our oceans and understand more about our own planet. With advances in technology and new discoveries, the possibilities for the next frontier are endless.

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