Alien Design Ideas
Back to the drawing board.
Each species should pose a roleplaying question. Maybe each is the answer to a question. Maybe each exists to answer questions in a general discipline:
- Biology: Why is their life? Answer: Humanity?
- Chemistry: Why can’t we design chemical systems more efficient than photosynthesis? We know how it works but we do not know how to build one! Despite the efforts of several decades, artificial photosynthesis has failed to replicate the chemistry of reaction center of photosynthesis. (Most of the claims made today do not address efficiency, selectivity, and stability issues that can lead to a practical device.) Answer: Plant Beings
- Computer science
- Information Theory
- Neuroscience: Why do we dream?
Humanity: What can’t I do?
Vrusk: How much is too much?
Deepfallen: What is the meaning of life?