Friday, September 06, 2019

"The Aestivation Hypothesis": the aliens are hibernating


The Aestivation Hypothesis”, a short video by sci-fi author John Michael Godier, proposes a novel solution to the Fermi Paradox.


He says the really big galactic civilizations are hibernating in summer (aestivating) and waiting a few trillion years until the universe cools down, when it will be easier for them to achieve their “psychological” goals.

They may be sending von Neuman probes to check up on us, the way wild animals (like crows or stray cats) will visit humans whom they like and feel they need to watch.

The video shows many shots of the insides of an O’Neill cylinder. Imagine a cylinder that is wrapped around and closed like the inside of a tire pressed against a rim.  A resident would think he was living in a closed universe with no edges or boundaries.

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