Ten thousand years ago, after continuous evolution, mankind finally entered the era of primitive civilization. Through continuous efforts and development, we embarked on the road of science and technology hundreds of years ago. With the help of science and technology, there are fewer and fewer secrets in this homeland of the earth, and soon the vast earth has become a back garden in the eyes of mankind. .
We can quickly travel to every corner of the earth, relying on the advantage of speed. It is precisely because technology has brought about the transformation of transportation. With fast transportation, this distance of the earth is nothing at all. Therefore, speed is the core factor for us to understand the world. Only with the advantage of speed can we observe and understand the world at close range.
With the continuous development of human science and technology, we have gained a faster speed, and finally got rid of the shackles of the earth’s gravity, walked out of the earth and saw the universe of the universe. In front of the universe, the earth is as small as dust. According to the observation and research of scientists, the universe was born 13.8 billion years ago. In such a long period of time, the universe has been expanding rapidly, and the expansion speed exceeds the speed of light.
Due to the accelerated expansion of the universe, it is difficult for scientists to predict how big the current universe is. However, one thing is generally recognized by the scientific community, that is, the vast universe is too big to imagine, and it is possible that humans will never be able to travel around. universe.
There are three ultimate questions we want to understand when exploring the universe. One is the origin of the universe, the other is the boundary of the universe, and the last is the mystery of life in the universe. Want to know what the boundaries of the universe look like? Then we need a speed that makes us incredible, and this speed will far exceed the speed of light.
Only if you have the advantage of speed and can increase the speed indefinitely, then it seems that it is possible to travel all over the universe and reach the end of the universe. But the proposal of Einstein’s theory of relativity gave us a blow and shattered our dreams.
Einstein’s theory of relativity tells us that the speed of any mass object cannot exceed the speed of light. Even a tiny particle can only approach the speed of light infinitely. The only thing that can reach the speed of light is photons. Even if we achieve the speed of light, the starry sky area that can be explored is limited to the vicinity of the solar system, and even a small Milky Way cannot go out.
Speed restricts human beings from going to the interstellar, similarly, speed also restricts other cosmic civilizations from getting out of their home galaxies. Human beings have been searching for alien civilizations since they left the earth. From the perspective of the vastness of the universe and its age, there is no doubt about the existence of alien civilizations. The reason why we have not found anything is that one reason is the exaggerated cosmic size limit, and the other reason is the speed limit.
The exaggerated cosmic scale and the limitation of the speed of light make it impossible to truly contact and communicate between cosmic civilizations. Even if we know that there are many intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way, and even the nearest neighboring galaxies to the solar system, there are alien civilizations, we can’t communicate at all. Every civilization is imprisoned in its own galaxy. Understanding the universe and exploring other intelligent civilizations can only be done through astronomical telescopes.
Therefore, the existence of the earth may be observed by the astronomical telescopes of many alien civilizations, and it is also speculated that the existence of the earth civilization, but the speed limit prevents them from communicating with humans. Seeing this, many friends may ask: Since speed limits the communication between civilizations, what is the significance of the existence of the universe?
The universe has created countless intelligent civilizations through evolution, but it has restricted the communication between civilizations with speed. Isn’t this a self-contradictory? What is the purpose of the universe? Perhaps the creation of earth civilization and other cosmic civilizations in the universe is its mission, but for some ulterior secret, the cosmic consciousness does not want to contact and communicate between civilizations, so the speed is limited, and only the respective civilizations can be Activities within the range of its own home galaxy.
Speed not only limits the communication between civilizations, but also limits the development and continuation of civilizations. We all know that the development of civilization requires huge resources. As a civilization develops faster and faster, science and technology become more advanced, the demand for resources will also increase.
But no matter the resources of the earth or the solar system are limited, when we consume the resources within a limited range, the development of human civilization will come to an end, and the final destiny we face can only be dissipated in the universe and become A passer-by. Seeing this makes us feel terrified. Could this be deliberately done by the cosmic consciousness? It uses speed to limit civilization to go out, and finally becomes a passer-by, completely disappearing in the space of the universe.
If so, what is the significance of the existence of the universe? Why does it do this? There is an important prerequisite for unraveling all these mysteries, that is, does the universe have consciousness? Some people might say that consciousness is the standard configuration of advanced life forms. How can it be conscious in the vast space of the universe?
Wouldn’t there be consciousness in the universe? For the earth, some scientists have also proposed Gaia consciousness, thinking that the earth may also have consciousness. Scientists have discovered that it has many similarities with life forms by studying the miraculousness of the earth’s ecology. If the earth can give birth to self-consciousness, it may not be a strange thing to give birth to consciousness in this mysterious space of the universe.
If the universe exists consciously, then its speed is limited by rules so that people cannot discover its existence. Perhaps it makes sense. If we want to understand the nature of the universe, we must travel all over the universe, especially to the boundary of the universe. If we can travel throughout the universe and discover the ultimate mystery of the universe, then humans may be above the universe and let the consciousness of the universe serve us.
This result is something that the cosmic consciousness does not want to see. Therefore, it restricts human beings from going out of the solar system through speed and restricts other civilizations from going out and communicating with each other, because if civilizations can communicate freely, they can exchange science and technology and achieve leap-forward development. . This is not good news for cosmic consciousness, because the rules of the universe itself are science. Only when science develops to an extremely high level, it is not difficult to break the cosmic space. At that time, the distance of the universe will no longer be limited.
However, the development of science requires a long time and huge resources. To obtain the support of a large number of resources, the advantage of speed is needed, and to be able to obtain more resources in the universe. If the cosmic consciousness does not limit the speed, then sooner or later human civilization can develop to the stage of interstellar civilization, thus prying into the true mystery of the universe.
But once the speed is limited, whether it is humans or other intelligent civilizations, they can only obtain resources within a limited range. Without the support of huge resources, science and technology cannot develop to the interstellar stage, and eventually this civilization will move towards without resources. The end.