Where will they be : hidden implications of solutions to the Fermi paradox




Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Döbler, Niklas  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 1-5
Source/Other editions: International Journal of Astrobiology. (2022). - Published online by Cambridge University Press: 08 April 2022, S. 1-5
is version of: 10.1017/s147355042200012x
Language(s): German
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-538286
Abstract: 
Solutions to the Fermi paradox either deny the existence of extraterrestrials or offer alternative reasons to explain the non-occurrence of a first contact. While the latter, more optimistic approaches generally assume the existence of extraterrestrials, they simultaneously hint to limited future detectability. If solutions to the Fermi paradox are accepted as true, they must be evaluated in terms of how they affect the likelihood of success of future SETI efforts.
Some solutions may lead to the so-called Fermi constraint: in order to explain why there has not been any contact so far, optimistic solutions to the Fermi paradox have to accept assumptions that, if the solution is assumed to be correct, indicate a very low probability of future contact. In other words: they are not here, and that is why they may never appear.
GND Keywords: Außerirdische Intelligenz; Fermi, Enrico
Keywords: Extraterrestrial intelligence, SETI, Fermi Paradox
DDC Classification: 530 Physics  
RVK Classification: UB 2580   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/53828
Release Date: 23. May 2022

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