Assimilating into a friendly “galactic federation”…
Question from the Internet:
“What would it be like for Earth to peacefully assimilate into the society of a friendly galactic federation? What would the entire process entail (also, they have warp drive capabilities)?”
Merging, integration, assimilation happens through similarity of form.
In order for Earth, humanity to assimilate into a friendly, integrated, mutually cooperating galactic federation — or we could say humanity integrating into Nature’s “friendly, integral system” — humanity would need to adapt itself to that “friendly, integral” template.
This means, that we ourselves, all the individuals and nations of the globally integrated and interdependent world, would need to build a Nature-like, mutually responsible, mutually complementing federation, where each individual and nation would contribute to the wellbeing and benefit of the whole with the best abilities.
Fortunately, we do not need warp capabilities, or even AI for this to happen. All we need is a unique, purposeful, and practical educational method that can help us, make us feel our total interdependence on each other. Then we will be able to build the above-mentioned interconnections — and as a result an unprecedented, single, collective Human consciousness, intellect — above and against our inherently egoistic, subjective, and individualistic nature.
As Isaac Asimov concluded at the end of his Foundation books, humanity’s only successful, sustainable future is through achieving “planetary consciousness” above and against who we are born to.