XXII. The answer to the Fermi Paradox may simply be that we aren't invited to the party because so many humans are boring assholes. As one small evidence in this matter it is noteworthy that so many humans would appear to be so flabbergastingly immodest and immature as to think it a "paradoxical" result to discover the Universe is not an infinitely faceted mirror reflecting back at us on its every face our own incarnations and exhibitions of intelligence.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
The Proof of the Singularity Is That There Is No Proof, Man!
Cue the 90s trance beat soundtrack, we're on a rocketship to the future here. Transdoodist Jason Silva explains John Smart's Darned Smart proposal that the Fermi Paradox (eg, so much universe to be an alien civilization in, but so no alien civilizations on view) provides the evidence through providing no evidence of the existence of post-singularity civilizations that have shrunk into femtopockets of sooper-stuff we can't observe. The always available, always irresistible Eniac to iPod illustration of our own instatic trajectory toward inner-space is trotted out in the usual manner, inducing futurological ahs and oms all round. The Very Serious futurological contribution here is the compression of the words Space, Time, Energy and Matter into a futurological acronym STEM, denoting the wished-for compression of transhumanoids into a solipsistic retreat into "black hole like conditions." I eagerly await Silva's elaboration of the SEEDS and STEMS compression that accounts more specifically for his futurological stylings. I, of course, proposed my own solution to the Fermi Paradox as a Futurological Brickbat several years ago,