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Immortality, ET longevity, and the problem of conscious entropy

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In Chapter Three of Adrienne Mayor’s wonderful book, Gods and Robots, she veers into the vicissitudes of immortality.
This brought up, for me, something in an underwritten link that my pal Bryan Sentes offered via Facebook:
The point made by the NASA scientist in Paul Seaburn’s piece about alien longevity and space travel over eons goes to the heart of what Ms. Mayor addresses in her chapter about immortality of the gods and the striving for immortality by humans, and it’s this…
Over the very long period of life and consciousness, memories, thoughts, everything in the conscious accumulation would be compromised, and I take it a step further: consciousness, itself, would be subject to the process of entropy.
That is, any ET species living well beyond what we humans “suffer” would run into an eventual disorganization of thought and mental processing that they would become a mass of psychotic entities.
This, the idea that a long-living, space-venturing race might have visited the Earth or is visiting the Earth would explain the haphazard and insane activity that UFOs engender and engage in, including the obvious bizarre humanoid encounters and zippy, meaningless maneuvers, like those I take to task in my screed below about the Kenneth Arnold sighting.
An “immortal” or “near immortal” race of beings would be subject to the physical fact of entropy, bodily and mentally, even if that race were composed of AI robots.
The idea that a race of long-living beings having visited Earth sometime in the past (and maybe still doing so) is as nutty as the Xmas fruitcake I’ve been indulging in this past week.
RR – The UFO Iconoclast(s)

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