So where are all those civilizations at?

When I look up at the night sky, as I ponder on my own existence, a great comfort hits me whenever I think of aliens. I mean can we really be alone in the universe? I find that unlikely in the long run, but what about the Fermi Paradox, the famous contradiction that highlights the relatively ancient state of the universe around us.

Basically, if we as a species, who are on the cusp of interstellar travel after our two million year history, a minuscule amount of time compared to the four billion year old history of the Earth. Where are all the older civilizations that should be out in the thirteen billion year old view of space that we see every night?

“Fermi realized that any civilization with a modest amount of rocket technology and an immodest amount of imperial incentive could rapidly colonize the entire galaxy…

SETI

It is a truly incredible thought to think that we may be the first in a long line of civilizations to trek the stars, hopefully we don’t blow ourselves up before that happens? If we are not alone, then I have no clear idea as to why we seem to be alone with all current available evidence.

https://www.space.com/25325-fermi-paradox.html

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