A few far flying thoughts
The one attribute of Science Fiction I’ve always found most interesting was that its authors most often posited some what-if scenarios and played them out in their novels. Warfare was naturally one of the most common themes and, at the time for this young human male, the most attractive. The first novel I ever read on my own as a kid was Robert A. Heinlein’s Red Planet, (ironically ‘published’ in the same year I was so to speak 😏). Ever since then I’ve engaged in some personal entertainment comparing the outcomes of fiction vs reality as time marches on for me. I’ve done this long enough to come to wonder from time to time if SciFi isn’t motivating technological advances for some of its developers like, perhaps, Elon Musk for example. This real tycoon is heading for Mars like so many of his Science Fiction counterparts already have! And, oh, btw his “rocket ships” actually take off and land like rocket ships are supposed to do. I f&@king love it!
First time reading you. @bowtiedgoogle on twitter. Your assumption conflict becomes a pointless stalemate in 1000 years relies upon the entire world becoming technological progressive which is impossible because of IQ / Cultural differences