von Neumann probe

Why Don't We See Robotic Civilizations Rapidly Expanding Across the Universe?

In 1950, while sitting down to lunch with colleagues at the Los Alamos Laboratory, famed physicist and nuclear scientist Enrico…

6 months ago

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

In a recent report, researchers with the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center recommend that we search for extraterrestrial intelligence here…

2 years ago

Before we Develop Self-Replicating Machines to Explore the Universe, we Should Figure out how to Turn Them off Again

In a recent study, aerospace engineer Prof. Alex Ellery proposes a biologically-inspired method that could keep self-replicating robots from running…

2 years ago

Why Would an Alien Civilization Send Out Von Neumann Probes? Lots of Reasons, says a new Study

A new study takes a look at Von Neumann probes and asks the really important questions: "why would aliens send…

2 years ago

If Alien Probes are Already in the Solar System, Maybe we Could Detect Them Calling Home

According to a new study, alien probes may permeate the galaxy, and could be detected in the Solar System when…

3 years ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VI: What is the Berserker Hypothesis?

In our latest installment, we explore the possibility that the reason we haven't heard from aliens is because they've been…

4 years ago

Maybe Self-Replicating Robot Probes are Destroying Each Other. That’s Why We Don’t See Them

A new study takes a look at the Fermi Paradox by considering the possibility that alien von Neumann probes could…

5 years ago

Where Are All The Alien Robots?

As you know, I’m obsessed about the Fermi Paradox. Where are all the aliens? But an even stranger question is:…

8 years ago