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From Set Sostak
Ask your friends why scientists have failed to find aliens and you can be sure that at least one of they will give the following answer: People are not worthy.
We are the wrong creatures. We regularly threaten each other, not to mention other species and the environment. This does not sound very civilized and offers a plausible explanation for the lack of foreign contact. Perhaps the aliens know that we are here, but we do not want to deal with us ̵
This idea is infinitely attractive. He's also old. In 1973, the radio astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology John Ball published a report stating that the lack of success in opening the space company was not due to the lack of foreigners. This is because these extraterrestrial adherents have agreed to a policy of freedom.
They have kept their distance not because we are imperfect, but because of our right to pursue our own destiny. Diversity is something that everyone in space is considered to be valuable, so living worlds must be left to their own evolutionary development. forbids the members of the federation in space to do something that could hinder other cultures or civilizations even if this intervention was thoughtful. The astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suggested we can not make contact with aliens, not because we are unworthy, but because we are worthy – the way eels are threatened.
A ball went farther, offering to live in a metaphorical zoo. – a kind of cosmic paradise. The aliens from the galaxy somehow arrange things, so our planet is protected by one-way grids: They can watch us, but we can not watch them.
One good thing about this assumption is that it offers a solution to a long-standing puzzle, known as Fermi's Paradox. Expanded almost 70 years ago by physicist Enrico Fermi, it is based on the fact that the universe is very old. Therefore, if intelligent life is common, then part of it is certainly advanced enough to colonize the entire galaxy. We must see evidence of aliens everywhere. The fact that we can not be explained by Ball's hypothesis – we are deliberately isolated.
The zoo's hypothesis is recently in the news because it also gives rise to an activity known as METI, an abbreviation of Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Simply put, METI practitioners transmit radio signals in space in the hope of provoking a response from foreigners who can take them. In 2017 a Norwegian antenna was used to broadcast a star system message at 12 light-years away.
Earlier this month, the entire enterprise was discussed by researchers at a meeting in Paris. Douglas Wakoc, president of METI International, a San Francisco-based organization that organized the show in Norway, referred to the zoo hypothesis as the possible basis for broadcasting. After all, if the hypothesis is true, then it is understandable why our efforts to find signals from space were unsuccessful. We were reckless steps in our earthly cage, while aliens keep their distance and watch.
But as Vakoch claims, this one-way scenario can be changed. If the zoo zoo suddenly starts barking through the bars, saying, "Here I am and I think you are there," they can answer those on the other side. a space company because the shows will tell aliens that we no longer need their helicopter parenting. We are old enough to get in touch with them.
Still, the zoo's hypothesis depends on whether earthly life is really important – our existence is clearly significant enough to dictate the behavior of societies that can be millions or billions of years more advanced. Ball's idea requires a compact galaxy to keep all evidence of intelligent inhabitants – radio signals, laser waves end up even with the construction of readily recognizable megastructures – from sight to Earth. How would you do this, even if you are a very advanced alien?
Besides, the idea that all aliens want to keep the evolution of our planet free and natural sounds strange, self-centered and too altruistic, Let's face it: the basic directive has never been in fashion with us. Indeed, we prefer the opposite: On Earth, we are constantly interfering in the cultural development of another.
So the hypothesis in the zoo seems more than a little forced.
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