The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 541
Chapter 526 .Dark Forest
Just when Qi Shengdao took a plane and sighed at high altitude.
Mender only started watching “Once Upon a Time on Earth” in the thirty-fifth episode when he was at home.
According to the preview, this is the penultimate episode of the second part.
Following the previous episode, this one will definitely be very exciting, at least, Mend thinks, it should explain the meaning of cosmological sociology.
Mender took a shower and changed clothes, turned off all chat software, and started watching this episode.
At the beginning of the plot, it was Luo Ji and Shi Qiang.
Luo Ji asked everyone to go home to maintain order in the city, and then came to a desert with Shi Qiang.
“let us start.”
Luo Ji said, he wanted to explain to Shi Qiang why that star would be destroyed.
He told Shi Qiang two axioms of cosmological sociology.
[First, survival is the first need of civilization. 】
[Second, civilization continues to grow and expand, but the total amount of matter in the universe remains unchanged. 】
Although Shi Qiang could understand these two obvious sentences, he couldn’t infer anything from them.
“First, let’s talk about the dark battle. If I say that the starship Earth is the epitome of cosmic civilization, do you believe it?”
“No, Starship Earth lacks resources such as fuel and accessories, but the universe is not lacking, the universe is too big.”
“You are wrong. The universe is very big, but life is bigger! This is what the second axiom shows. The total amount of matter in the universe is basically constant, but life grows exponentially!”
Along with the dialogue between the two of them, the picture also drifted from their backs to the starry sky, starry, and transitioned to the sea.
The bacteria in the sea continue to divide and grow exponentially. Without restraint, they quickly fill up the entire earth’s oceans.
Civilization, born from one planet, has grown so rapidly, lighting up countless galaxies.
Seeing all this, Mend began to think at the same time.
Soon, he thought of the theory of evolution.
The first stage of the theory of evolution is free reproduction, where organisms reproduce unconstrained in the environment, gradually reaching the limit of environmental tolerance.
So the next step should be competition for survival?
Mengde shuddered suddenly.
The survival competition in the earth environment extends it to the universe.
Isn’t that a civilized war?
A word emerged in Mend’s mind. He couldn’t remember where he saw it in a comment or analysis on “Once Upon a Time on Earth”. Originally, he thought the composition of the word was interesting, but now he feels it. It is very appropriate to describe the current situation.
Survive the dead.
“Don’t look at it in the long run, now the entire universe is a dead end.”
Luo Ji said.
The universe has a history of more than 10 billion years.
Even if the development of life is only a few billion years, it is enough to spread it all over the universe.
Even if the emergence of life itself is a small probability event, it is inevitable to multiply the vastness of the universe.
Judging from the current signs, the universe is likely to be crowded with life.
“That’s not right, the universe looks empty. Except for the Trisolarans, no other alien life has been seen, right?”
Shi Qiang asked back.
Luo Ji lit a cigarette for each of them, and stood a little further away.
In the dark night, only the sparks on the cigarette butts glowed.
Luo Ji then defined the good and evil of civilization. A good civilization is a world that does not take the initiative to attack and destroy other civilizations, while an evil civilization is the opposite.
“Next, you already know the existence of my civilization in the universe. Think about it. What options do you have for me.”
Luo Ji asked.
“I choose to communicate with you?”
“If you do this, you will have to pay your own price, and you have exposed your existence.”
With a single word, the two gradually outlined a picture of the communication and exchange between the two civilizations on the cosmic scale.
Since it is impossible to confirm the good and evil of the other party’s civilization, and at the same time, the other party cannot confirm the good and evil of our side, so the communication is not valid.
This is the chain of suspicion. It has nothing to do with the good and evil of civilization. It is an inevitable result under the background of the universe, where survival is the first need.
At the same time, technological explosion is a capability contained in every civilization, especially after learning about other civilizations, this explosion will be faster, so this also cuts off the communication with other weak civilizations when they are discovered. idea.
“Then I can only remain silent.”
Shi Qiang said, and suddenly felt wrong.
“That’s not okay. If you are stronger than me, since I can find you, then you can definitely find me. If you are weaker than me, but there may be a technological explosion, then it will become the first situation again. To sum up , Whether it is to let you know my existence or let you exist, it is dangerous to me.”
“Da Shi, you are really a clear-headed person.”
“From here, my head can still keep up with you.”
Hearing what Shi Qiang said, Luo Ji was silent for a while before speaking.
“History is not the beginning. Our deduction is over.”
Hearing this sentence, Mende was taken aback.
He was still waiting for Luo Ji to continue to describe the civilization picture of the cosmos sociology. How could it suddenly come to an end?
Mender tried to understand, but when he saw that Shi Qiang understood something on the screen, he cursed.
“Extrapolate this choice of yours to hundreds of billions of civilizations out of hundreds of billions of stars, and the big picture will come out.”
Luo Ji nodded.
“It’s too dark.”
“The real universe is so dark.”
Luo Ji put out the cigarette butt, and the world plunged into darkness.
“The universe is a dark forest, and every civilization is a hunter with a gun, sneaking in the forest like a ghost, gently pulling away the branches that stand in the way, trying not to let the footsteps make any noise, and even breathing carefully.”
“He must be careful, because there are hunters who sneak like him everywhere in the forest. If he finds other lives, no matter what the opponent is, there is only one thing he can do: shoot and destroy!”
“In this forest, others are hell, an eternal threat, and any life that exposes one’s own existence will soon be wiped out.”
“This is the picture of cosmic civilization, and this is the explanation of Fermi’s paradox.”
The picture is drawn away from the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars are shining. This is an ocean of dazzling stars, but at this moment, in Luo Ji’s mouth, these shining stars are the darkest forest.
Shi Qiang lighted another cigarette This made the world a little brighter.
“But in the dark forest, there is a stupid child named human who made a fire and shouted next to him: I am here! I am here!”
Luo Ji said, he couldn’t hear the meaning in his tone.
Mend heard all this.
The shock inside is unparalleled.
At this moment, Jingping is a rare sunny day.
Although you can’t see the stars at night, the moon still shines on the earth.
Mende looked out the window.
Suddenly felt a burst of fear.
Who knows, in this starry sky, how many hunters have seen the cry of the earth, and how many hunters are waiting to shoot?