Nasa Proposes Aliens Annihilated Themselves: The Human Race Would Be Next
A study by NASA researchers proposed that aliens annihilated themselves after failing to overcome the “big filter” theory.
A study by NASA scientists attempted to answer the mantra “Why are we alone in the galaxy?” when asked, the researchers suggested it was because “intelligent societies tend to self-destruct.”
So the aliens self-destruct, and then the humans, thanks to a theory called the “Great Filter.”
A lot of time and history has passed since Frank Drake formulated the equation of the same name in 1960 to calculate the number of intelligent life forms that could be found, but there still aren’t many answers. So we haven’t made any definitive statements about anything other than our own planet, even though they should exist in abundance. Many people wonder: where are all the aliens?
As a result, many scientists have sought for decades to decipher this mystery, also known as the “Fermi Paradox”: based on the thinking of Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, who won the Nobel Prize in 1950, wondered why there were no signs of life. alien.
Now, in an article that sounds more like a call to action for humanity, two NASA scientists and other researchers offer a harrowing question about why we haven’t found any other intelligent life forms yet.
Why are there no traces of extraterrestrial intelligent life?
The team of scientists from CalTech’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory have addressed the issue in a new paper posted on the as-yet-unpeer-reviewed preprint server ArXiv, looking at the previous “big filter” theory, which postulates that ancient alien civilizations may have self-eliminated, or “leaked” themselves, before they had any chance of making contact with humanity.
Among others, extraterrestrial civilizations could have slowly died out due to climatic catastrophes on their planets, so that before reaching us, they would have already self-destructed.
The theory proposed by NASA scientists is not the only one that has reached a similar conclusion.
In the middle of this year, astrobiologists Michael Wong of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Stuart Bartlett of the California Institute of Technology proposed a similar solution to the Fermi paradox, as previously reported by DW. However, this study presents new perspectives, among others, in terms of risk levels.
The “great filter” and the eradication of life
In the new paper, the scientists do some self-examination of humans, warning that the filters “have the potential to end life as we know it, especially since the speed of our progress is directly related to the severity of our fall.” “. , they call it “the most disturbing solution to the Fermi paradox”.
“We hypothesize that as our society exponentially moves towards space exploration, an existential catastrophe may be imminent like a giant filter: a phenomenon that wipes out civilizations before they discover each other, which would explain the Silence of the universe.” reads in the introduction of the publication. Article.
“This signals a necessary period of introspection, followed by appropriate refinements to properly focus our predicament, and address the challenges and methods in which we may be able to mitigate risk to humanity and the nearly nine million other species on Earth. ”.
The researchers used humanity’s history of war, disease, and environmental degradation as a model. If other civilizations were remotely similar to ours, they reasoned, they would have a set of built-in dysfunctions and, as a result, “quickly become a giant filter” making interplanetary contact impossible in the future.
Solution to extinction
Thus, in their paper, the team suggests that successfully passing through this giant filter to become an interstellar species depends on us taking the time to realize where we are now and the apocalyptic threats we face, such as massive nuclear war, engineered nature and pathogens, artificial intelligence (AI), asteroid impacts, and climate change.
“The key to human success in passing this universal filter is… to identify our own [destructive] attributes and remove them beforehand,” the authors continued.
The document further identifies the levels of risk that each currently poses, as well as what it would take to overcome them in order to pass the grand filter. Ultimately, the team believes that in order to overcome these considerable hurdles to get past the filters that await us, humanity must commit to thinking more long-term.