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April 8th, 2010
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Telepathy suppresses technological development in society

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From:catsittingstill
Date:April 9th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
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They might still be driven to develop science and technology from external pressures--maybe having neighbors who *weren't* telepaths and wanted their planet, or maybe just from the desire to reduce the suffering that everyone shares from people who have been injured or have gotten sick, or are cold in the winter or hungry...
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From:anach
Date:April 9th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
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possibly, depending on the level of telepathy, one might surmise that technology would develop more quickly, as information from diverse sources may be more easily synthesized into a final product.

the premise also assumes that conflict is reduced by open communication. imagine, if you will, a scenario in which you and I both implicitly understand each others' political viewpoints, but one of us is a radical conservative, and the other a radical liberal. open communication would not resolve our fundamental difference in viewpoint.
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