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Some scientists have suggested that in our anxious search for the answer to the Fermi Paradox –“are we alone in the cosmos”–we’re searching for intelligent, conscious, tool-making beings that have developed a language we’re capable of understanding, we are, in fact, searching for ourselves .

The theoretical physicist Alexander Berezin from the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)  proposed an explanation for why we’re seemingly alone in the Universe –what he called in his 2018 paper, the “First in, Last out” solution to the Fermi Paradox –”if the Universe Is teeming with aliens, where Is everybody?”  

“No present observations suggest a technologically advanced extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) has spread through the galaxy. However, under commonplace assumptions about galactic civilization formation and expansion, this absence of observation is highly unlikely. This improbability constitutes the Fermi Paradox.

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