There seems to be no possible argument that we can be alone in the Universe. The observable part of our nature has a diameter of about 92 billion light-years across, which can only make us wonder: how could this all exist only for us?
Humanity has always suspected that alien life could be somewhere out there, which is why there are so many sci-fi movies, video games, or fantasy books involving how the authors imagine aliens could be.
Many astronomers even believe that the Universe could be teeming with life, and if that’s true, we can’t help to wonder: why haven’t we seen any aliens yet?
Aliens could have self-destructed or transcended to quiescent homeostasis
As wild as the new theory might sound, that’s what astrobiologists Michael Wong from Carnegie Institution for Science and Stuart Bartlett from the California Institute of Technology claim as an explanation for why humanity never encountered alien life forms already, in a new article that was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society. They believe that those extraterrestrial organisms weren’t discovered yet because they might have self-destructed or transcended to quiescent homeostasis.
The two researchers believe that more interconnection of data networks can result essentially in a global structure that can have superlinearity as its stronghold. As for the outcome, the researchers believe the following, as reason.com quotes:
Unbounded growth will occur, leading to infinite population (and hence infinite demand on resources) in a finite time. If such a ‘singularity’ is approached unchecked, the system will eventually exceed its energy supply and collapse (or significantly regress).
Scott Bray, who is deputy director of naval intelligence, released an important statement a few days ago during the congressional hearing on information gathered by the military about UFOs, the first one held in 50 years. He said, as Reuters quotes:
We have no material, we have detected no emanations, within the UAP [unidentified aerial phenomena] task force that would suggest it is anything non-terrestrial in origin.