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The Fermi Paradox
A good read @ daily galaxy about life in the universe.
"The  odds of there being only one single planet that evolved life among all  that unfathomable vastness seems so incredible that it is all but  completely irrational to believe. But then "where are they?" asked  physicist Enrico Fermi while having lunch with his colleagues in 1950.
Fermi  reasoned, if there are other advanced extraterrestrial civilizations,  then why is there no evidence of such, like spacecraft or probes  floating around the Milky Way. His question became famously known as the  Fermi Paradox. The paradox is the contradiction between the high  estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial  civilizations and yet the lack of evidence for, or contact with, any  such civilizations.”
"“Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Fermi Paradox is what it  suggests for the future of our human civilization. Namely, that we have  no future beyond earthly confinement and, quite possibly, extinction.  Could advanced nanotechnology play a role in preventing that extinction?  Or, more darkly, is it destined to be instrumental in carrying out  humanity’s unavoidable death sentence?” wonders Mike Treder, executive  director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN).""
photo: Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory

The Fermi Paradox

A good read @ daily galaxy about life in the universe.

"The odds of there being only one single planet that evolved life among all that unfathomable vastness seems so incredible that it is all but completely irrational to believe. But then "where are they?" asked physicist Enrico Fermi while having lunch with his colleagues in 1950.

Fermi reasoned, if there are other advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, then why is there no evidence of such, like spacecraft or probes floating around the Milky Way. His question became famously known as the Fermi Paradox. The paradox is the contradiction between the high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and yet the lack of evidence for, or contact with, any such civilizations.”

"“Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Fermi Paradox is what it suggests for the future of our human civilization. Namely, that we have no future beyond earthly confinement and, quite possibly, extinction. Could advanced nanotechnology play a role in preventing that extinction? Or, more darkly, is it destined to be instrumental in carrying out humanity’s unavoidable death sentence?” wonders Mike Treder, executive director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN).""

photo: Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory

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