ladygrady wrote:So Trickfox,
If you carried all of your math to the end of the path that you are now on, and you discovered something that was so dangerous ( as well as beneficial) what would you do? Would you sit on it? Would you try to develop it so that you could have it before the other guy? Or would you rush it to testing to " just see" if it would work.?
And if there are other situations involved here. Do you think that Dr. Browns work would be left without some sort of overseer? Some sort of protective device? That seems obvious to me though I don't know what that might be. Gort?
Your question comes at such an appropriate time dear Lady.
In the true spirit of the craft I will say this:
What do YOU think I will do?
You have all known me intimately on this forum for nearly 2 years.
I have suffered every emotion and feeling and my words are forrever recorded in the internet. I have been as open and transparent as I could possibly have been. If I have offended anyone, I sincerely apologize.
If I understood exactly what motivates me to try and peirce that veil of the supernatural, I could perhaps answer your question one way or another.
A long Time ago I was asked "where will you go", and I answered "you tell me because I don't know".
I will just have to trust my instinct when the time comes.
My instinct tells me that "if we decide the universe is friendly" we need not have to do anything dangerous without having first tried to calculate ALL the possible variables. So rush into testing is something I would probably resist naturally.
I suppose it's like that little pea floating in the seemingly empty ocean found on a planet in a far away galaxy. Will that little pea get swallowed up by a giant fish That I never imagined could exist?
Perhaps, but at least I will try scanning that whole ocean for ALL life forms first, instead of putting that little pea into a space craft and sending it to this far away ocean without having any clue what awaits the fate of my little pea.
Then there is the issue of urgency. If the technology is beneficial and absolutely needed to resolve the present situation, then perhaps the time has come to begin putting the seperate parts together in a compartmentalized fashion.
The final compartment would have the key math structures calculated and ready to input.
Yes I suppose that would be the safest way. Perhaps we could watch Gort's reaction carefully at each step of our "pussy-footing" operation to see how far we can get before he raises his helmet shield to fire the laser at us.
Like I said..... What do you think I would do?
BUT...... More importantly.......
Just as I asked Kevin a few days ago......
Do you trust me to make the right decision when the time comes?