yeah alot of sci fi authors suppose even an asteroid with a virus on it. imagine one genetically engineered to turn the native population into your species. kind of like a genetic neutron bomb. send that along ahead of your fleet and you just end up landing at a colony of your own kind ahead of you. i don't really think that's likely because if the society can make it across the stars they would think meeting themselves would be kind of besides the whole point of traveling anyway. boring. you travel the stars to learn about stuff that's different i think by definition. if you can make it to the stars conquest becomes quite besides the point really. there's plenty of resources out there for any species to gorge itself on without need of conquering to get them. ahh fun stuff to think about
Very true I love thinking about all the possibilitys of the universe, though I am not really passionate about it I get somewhat annoyed when I hear someone say no there are no aliens anywhere out there lol it's funny to me.
its very telling as well. like really, youv'e seen all the universe and know this from first hand experience. i dont think so. how about eating some humble pie. strange for artists to take that opinion too. to make art takes some openness i think. its funny to me too.
I have to agree with qaz here, the quality is very high. You can tell it is not over sharpened because of the nice smooth gradients in the atmosphere and lighting. Furthermore, it is nice to see some high detailed textures for a change rather than the usual over-gaussian to cover and detail orientated mistakes.