Picocosmographia by William Van Hecke

If Loud Aliens Explain Human Earliness, Quiet Aliens Are Also Rare

Author: Robin Hanson, et alii
Finished: 2023-03-13T00:00:11-07:00
Started: 2023-03-11
Status: Read

Mostly glad I read this paper behind the popular grabby aliens model in order to find elements which my disagreement with generates ideas for a fiction project I’m pursuing. Most centrally — I sure do philosophically dislike the principle of mediocrity, and I don’t at all buy that expanding into the galaxy ends up looking like a worthwhile thing to do for advanced civilizations.