2: The aestivation hypothesis for resolving Fermi’s paradox (Sandberg, Armstrong & Cirkovic, 2017)

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Will’s quick summary/​hot takes:

  • The aestivation hypothesis is almost certainly wrong. Bennett, Hanson and Riedel (2019), who appear to know some more information theory than Sandberg, Armstrong and Cirkovic, show why.

    • Although this hypothesis turned out to be a dead end, this is the kind of visionary insight that could lead to a new crucial consideration, and I applaud the authors for their endeavor.

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