Rules of Alien Contact Edit

Goal: Every intelligent being should have self-determination.

  • Device #1: The goal is approached by having advanced cultures follow a rule by which they can only observe, not interfere with the self-determination of less technologically advanced cultures.
  • Device #2: Individuals for which the goal cannot always be reached are always put into interactions with the social group who they perceive to be depriving them of self-determination.
  • Device #3: As intelligent species are taken off of planets, a hierarchy of cultures with different technological levels is established in which species mainly have contact with other levels that are nearest to their own.
  • Device #4: Systems should be engineered that allow intelligences to explore their own growth and potential for development rather than being concerned with Intervening in the self-determination of others.
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