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Previously uncontacted tribes & civilizations

ClassicRobert
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7/22/2014 9:22:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Let's say that there is an uncontacted tribe that has just been discovered. Do we give them the option to join our civilization, or do we try to avoid influencing them as much as possible?

Sort of relevant link: http://www.iflscience.com...
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7/22/2014 9:28:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2014 9:22:55 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
Let's say that there is an uncontacted tribe that has just been discovered. Do we give them the option to join our civilization, or do we try to avoid influencing them as much as possible?

Sort of relevant link: http://www.iflscience.com...

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7/22/2014 10:09:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2014 9:22:55 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
Let's say that there is an uncontacted tribe that has just been discovered. Do we give them the option to join our civilization, or do we try to avoid influencing them as much as possible?

Sort of relevant link: http://www.iflscience.com...

We infect them with the flu... just to see if they are worthy. lol
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