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“the silence of the night sky is golden.”

Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, the folks from Kurzgesagt (German for „in a nutshell“), a Munich based design studio brings a new animated video, this time about the Fermi Paradox. Watch the brilliant animated video here  – The Fermi Paradox – VIDEOOxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom said the following about the fermi paradox: 

“no news is good news”

  • The discovery of even simple life on Mars would be devastating, because it would cut out a number of potential Great Filters behind us. And if we were to find fossilized complex life on Mars, Bostrom says “it would be by far the worst news ever printed on a newspaper cover,” because it would mean The Great Filter is almost definitely ahead of us—ultimately dooming the species. Bostrom believes that when it comes to The Fermi Paradox, “the silence of the night sky is golden.” (source) 
  • Read Bostrom’s MIT Technology Review, T Technology Review, May/June issue (2008 paper) here.
  • Nick Bostrom asks big questions: What should we do, as individuals and as a species, to optimize our long-term prospects? Will humanity’s technological advancements ultimately destroy us? Go to his TED Talks here 
  • TED talk: Nick Bostrom’s A philosophical quest for our biggest problems – VIDEO
  • TED talk: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? – VIDEO                    

More brilliant kurzgesagt videos: the Big Bang, the Solar System, and neutron stars. Photo credit: KurzgesagtMORE