source:: Fermi's Paradox and the Psychology of Galactic Empires | Matthew O´Dowd | TEDxTUWien - YouTube via:: youtube algo after [[Singularity Summit with Peter Thiel]], [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]], [[Aubrey de Grey]]]] topic:: [[Fermi Paradox]]
His voice reminds me of [[Tim Minchin]], a complete aside though...
His parents listened to docus about space on the radio, it was regular thing on sundays. I'd like to do this for my own kids!
It seems that life happens quickly, and with great probability when the conditions are right" - Matthew O'Dowd #quote #astrophysics #Life
- "when the conditions are right" really makes this a tautology? Although, it could have been that even despite conditions being right, life might not emerge, it is not a given that it happens, even though our universe seems to work that way.
- Not quite sure what to make of this, it is something about the [[anthropic principle]] I find unsatisfying and inelegantly self-referential, tautological.
13:13 - Sociological, psychological evolution maybe leads to you are inclined to enter into a state of galaxywide harmony, with a perfectly enforced prime directive - you stay hidden.
Maybe they turn inwards, virtual worlds, loose interest in the outwards galaxy
This prompted my idea of a [[t.voluntary great filter]], although… the voluntary filter is not one of destruction, just abstinence of intergalactic communion.