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"It’s a great mind-bending twist," says Caleb Scharf, a research scientist at Columbia University and director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center. "Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external," says Scharf. "Perhaps it’s already all around. It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself, from the root behavior of particles and fields to the phenomena of complexity and emergence."

"It would neatly explain why we have yet to see advanced intelligence in the cosmos around us, Scharf adds in an article in Nautil.us. "despite the sheer number of planets it could have arisen on—the so-called Fermi Paradox. perhaps our universe is one of the new forms into which some other civilization transcribed its world." 

In other words says Scharf, "What we think might be the effects of mysterious forces such as dark energy and dark matter in the Universe, could actually be the influence of alien intelligence - or maybe even aliens themselves."

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