The Fermi Paradox

     The Fermi paradox is basically the discrepancy between the number of extraterrestrial civilizations we expect should exist in the universe and even the local region of our galaxy, and the number that are observed, which in mainstream science circles is zero.

     A paradox usually means that we have a less than adequate understanding of some portion of the problem and that is certainly true with this particular paradox.

     Many people have had encounters but they are dismissed by mainstream science.

     Get yourself a set of night vision goggles or camera, go out where it’s dark, and look up at night and you will see objects that don’t behave as airplanes, helicopters, satellites, insects, or birds do, and you will see them in abundance.

     The SETI protocol is designed to make detection impossible.  If you read the protocol, and realize that for a signal to travel interstellar distance at any reasonably obtainable power level requires high gain on both the receiving and transmitting antennas, and you know that high gain in an antenna involves high directivity, then you know that the only way for a signal to be received across an interstellar distance is for receiving and transmitting antennas to both be precisely aimed at each other.  This can very very rarely happen by chance, and probably did with the reception of the WOW signal, but given all the relative motions of the transmitting and receiving bodies, the only way the SETI program can succeed, which calls for the same signal to still be present 24 hours later, is if the transmitting civilization is intentionally beaming a signal towards us and we’re continuing to adjust our antenna to look towards them.

     Most people feel that it is unwise to advertise our location by sending out a signal intended to be intercepted by alien civilizations.  It’s not just the matter of a potential predatory civilization out there, in general when a much more technology advanced civilization encounters a less advanced one, the encounter is not good for the less advanced.  It’s quite possible other intelligent species have figured this out as well and so don’t intentionally transmit towards us.  If they have the technology to observe us, they probably have figured out that we’re a very antisocial civilization that is self-destructive and so probably best avoided.

     If you look at how our own radio communications are developing, we’re moving from modulated carriers to very broadband spread-spectrum signals that are virtually indistinguishable from noise if you don’t have the right key to decode them.  So the period that we’ve been transmitting carrier waves that could be detected by a narrow band receiver like SETI has been very brief.  Likely the same is true for other cultures because carriers are simply an inefficient use of transmitter power and bandwidth.

     SETI aside, there are so many photos of objects we can’t explain, so many people who have encountered beings, and these objects you can see with night vision equipment, it seems pretty clear to me they are already here and there is no paradox, just a bunch of people in denial.

Alien Abductions

     According to Art Bells guest tonight, an alien invasion is already underway.  They want to take over the planet.

     The professor guest does not entertain the possibility of them coming back from the future because he sees it as paradoxical, but in the many worlds theory of quantum mechanics, it is not a paradox, it is a universe bifurcation point.

     I do believe that we are being visited, and that there are beings that want to at least co-exist with us, perhaps they’d like to eliminate us, I don’t know.  I think there are beings coming from a future Earth but it’s a parallel universe future.  The difference is that in their world, nobody came back from the future, and in coming back, they’ve created a parallel universe which is different, in that beings did come back from the future.

     It’s a decision point, like any quantum event that can go one way or the other, and in the many worlds theory, or the new many interacting worlds theory which I think really explains many aspects of our reality, it goes both ways, people came back from the future, people didn’t come back from the future, but in OUR version they did.

     Up to the point where they come back the universe hasn’t bifurcated, at least along this particular line yet.  So up to the point where they come back, our DNA in both universes is identical.  And I think this is why abductions happen along family lines.  They are interested in the people who are their ancestors, at least up to the point where the universe bifurcates, because those people will share more DNA with them.

     This is the situation I think they are faced with.  They’ve survived to the point where our sun has ballooned out and reddened significantly.  It has reached a point that, with all their technology, they can not go on.  Plant life is becoming impossible, no source for foods, water is drying up, they’ve got to go.  And perhaps it turns out that time travel is easier than interstellar travel.  So they opt to go back in time but our time, the Suns spectrum has damaging ultra-violet light, way too much visible light, they are not well adapted.

     So they are seeking out their ancestors to create a hybrid race that has their mental capacity, our ability to deal with the present day environment.  Will they eliminate us?  Well they can because we are not technically their ancestors since they are from a parallel universe where nobody did come back in time.

     But maybe we’re useful slaves for growing food, extracting resources, doing a lot of grunt work that they’d rather not have to do.

     I also think there are interstellar visitors.  I think the interstellar visitors are probably more advanced and less malign than those from the future.  They’re more adept at traveling vast distances and so resources for them are not a problem.  Our future selves either never figured out faster than light travel or we did but it was prohibitively expensive for us, at least in mass, time travel much less perhaps.

     People have posited that global warming is actually an alien terraforming project.  I think not however, because I think they don’t want to hasten the time until the planet becomes uninhabitable for them.  I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t why we’ve all the sudden had a plethora of potential fusion reactor designs emerge, many new physics developments that will lead to new practical applications.  These things will help make their slaves more efficient.  Yet these technologies seem highly controlled.

     The grays are often described as having no genitalia.  If you look at human development from the very early proto-humans until now, one thing that is evident is that the degree of sexual dimorphism has been decreasing with time.  So perhaps this is just the end result of time on our evolution.

I don’t know if they could possibly run the planet any worse than we have, for their interests or ours, or the other life forms native to this planet.