The main benefit from an encounter with superior beings would be the opportunity to ask them the fundamental question that had been bothering us for ages: “What’s the meaning of life?” I hope to live long enough and be around for their answer, stemming from numerous millennia of acquired scientific knowledge. But at the same time, I worry that the response will be dead silence because they have not figured out the answer yet. - #AbrahamLoeb #meaningoflife #philosophy #psychology