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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Nomadic Tribes The civilization doesn't settle on worlds. They harvest asteroids and build new colonies to grow into and they spread out and keep moving. A planet or even a solar system can be ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Everyone in the Dark Forest is an Explorer Civilization Asking the question how do explorers survive the Dark Forest is like asking how do tribal societies survive exploring in real dark forests... it ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Piracy Each of these civilisations are contained to their own sectors of the galaxy/universe, so there must be some ressources or oddities that one civ has access to but the others don't. So, the best ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Grow Herbivores on Earth don't survive by being able to defeat predators. They survive by out breeding the predators. And if the predators outbreed the herbivores they end up starving due to lack of ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Any exploration other than passive listening poses more danger than benefit If you sent out ships or probes that will make only your detection more likely. Yes you might detect a civ before they ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Survival by constantly moving There's a bunch of flaws in the dark forest scenario, but one of the unavoidable constraints on information transmission is time. If you have a roving, exploring ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

In networking there is the concept of blackholing and detection of the very same. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole_(networking) This of course needs communication back to others, who you dont ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Accepting the Dark Forest hypothesis as stated, the only way for an explorer civilization is to be mobile and distributed, i.e. tribal nomad organisation. If the explorers have no discernible link to ...
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How does an explorer civilization survive the Dark Forest Scenario?

Guarantee? You can't. Take the galactic element out of the story and what you have is the history of exploration/colonization on Earth. Now, as a slight Frame Challenge, there is a flaw in the ...
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How to build a world with magnetic levitation?

Random facts on magnetic fields... An MRI scanner has a field of I Tesla. That is about 20 000 times stronger than Earth's magnetic field. An MRI scan can take 1 hour. A strong, static magnetic field ...
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How to build a world with magnetic levitation?

Apart from itself stretching belief, such a strong magnetic field would cause severe side effects. Magnetic materials like wrought iron or steel will be attracted in the direction of greater field ...
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How to build a world with magnetic levitation?

Frame Challenge As written, what you said doesn't work. You could, however, introduce a society (long gone) that made a lot of technology into the planet's crust. This would include the magnetic field ...
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Large-Scale Biospheres on Mars

Addressing some issues with the premise: aerogel is simply not a viable material for construction of pressurized domes, its tensile strength is quite low. It has impressive compressive strength, but ...
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