# Would a post-human alien civilization have entertainment? [closed]

I think the title speaks for itself. I'm curtently designing an alien civilization that is billions of years more advanced than us. Now this species has left behind its primitive insticts of greed and desire for power. Therefore their species is completely peacefull. In addition to be more advanced, everyone on their planet has a vast understanding of the universe (think of it like the main character from the movie "Lucy", that's how smart they are). Now my quiestion is, would such a species have the need to entertain itself.

• "Would such a species have the need to entertain itself?" I think the phrasing there a bit off. Entertainment for such a species wouldn't be a need, it would be the goal. To discover, to become greater, to learn all that can be learned, to attain ever higher levels of joy and fulfillment. For this advanced species the entire point of life would be to constantly explore a sort of kaleidoscope of new positive and transcendent experiences. So yes, they'd definitely have entertainment. In fact they'd only have entertainment. Scientific discovery, for instance, would be a form of entertainment. – AngelPray Aug 18 '18 at 16:20
• What is entertainment? It's an entire world on its own. We humble humans can count people who get entertained by watching movies, people who get entertained by gaining money playing in the stock exchange (no, not for greed, just for fun), people who get entertained by playing sports (and that is a bit hard to do cooperatively with your opponent and without desire for power), people who get entertained by making any sort of abomination on their consimilar. – L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica Aug 18 '18 at 16:28
• Consider explaining what your movie reference indicates, as not everyone might have seen the referenced movie or be willing to spoiler themselves on the plot in order to understand it. – dot_Sp0T Aug 18 '18 at 16:40
• Does the phrasing mean that the species is a single collective or group mind? Or is it meant that members of the species have the need to entertain themselves? – user535733 Aug 18 '18 at 16:47
• an alien civilization that is billions of years more advanced than us... in what way? This is unclear. Time doesn't necessarily correlate to extremely advanced technology. There could be a very young civilization in space that could have already invented floating cars and they have lived only 1000 years. It's all about motivation. – KingDuken Aug 18 '18 at 19:12