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Fermi Paradox

  1. Editorial: Are "Type III Civilizations Out There? (
      "A Type III Civilization blows the other two away, accessing power comparable to that of the entire Milky Way galaxy."

      "If this level of advancement sounds hard to believe, remember Planet X above and their 3.4 billion years of further development. If a civilization on Planet X were similar to ours and were able to survive all the way to Type III level, the natural thought is that theyíd probably have mastered inter-stellar travel by now, possibly even colonizing the entire galaxy." The topic is called the Fermi Paradox. 06-14

  2. Editorial: Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome" (
      "But what happens if assume intelligent life is so rare, and the universe is so young, we only have a few examples within the Local Group? Or worst case the Virgo Supercluster? At this scale our Fermi Paradox problem goes away. Weíre now talking billions of years, if itís possible at all, to travel and expand between galaxies. Saganís solution of ETs needing more time to arrive can be made to work. What does all this mean? Well, nobody for millions of years will meet ETs face to face. But we can expect our billion year distant cyborg descendants to do so. Thereís lots of time, trillions of years in fact, for this to happen."

      "Iíd like to think Carl Sagan would prefer this approach, which recovers the Copernican Principle, to Tiplerís idea of defunding SETI. Our pale blue dot can be mundane at the scale of galactic clusters, while simultaneously being the crown jewel of the Milky Way. SETI has shown itís unlikely thereís anyone else here in our galaxy to talk to, so perhaps itís time for SETI to look outward. Much, much farther outward. The topic is called the Fermi Paradox. 06-14

  3. Fermi Paradox (
      "The Fermi paradox (or Fermi's paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilization and humanity's lack of contact with, or evidence for, such civilizations." 06-14


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