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Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VII: What it the Planetarium Hypothesis

In this instalment, we explore the possibility that we haven't heard from aliens because they've got us in a simulated…

2 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” III: What is the Great Filter?

In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there's a "Great Filter" that prevents intelligent…

3 months ago

How an Advanced Civilization Could Stop Dark Energy From Preventing Their Future Exploration

In a new study, an astrophysicist proposed how an advanced civilization might survive the inevitable expansion of the Universe, and…

2 years ago

Construction Tips from a Type 2 Engineer: Collaboration with Isaac Arthur

Fraser Cain and Isaac Arthur team up again to bring you another epic collaboration. This time, it’s construction tips from…

3 years ago

Maybe the Aliens Aren’t Hiding, they’re Sleeping, Waiting for the Universe to Get Better

A new study by a team of researchers from the Future of Humanity Institute argues that the reason we haven't…

3 years ago

Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars

A new study addresses the possibility of being able to observe alien megastructures around nearby pulsars using current instruments

3 years ago

Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

3 years ago

When Will We Be a Type III Civilization?

Based on our current growth in energy usage, how long will it take before we use up all the energy…

4 years ago

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There's no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a…

6 years ago