According to Berezin’s pre-print article, which has not yet been reviewed by other scientists, the paradox has a “trivial solution” that does not require controversial assumptions, but it may be “difficult to accept” because it has a future for our predictions.
According to Berezin, the problem with some solutions to the Fermi paradox is that they describe the life of foreigners very narrowly.
“The specificity of interstellar civilizations should not matter,” he writes.
“As described by Stanislaw Lem in Solaris, biological organisms like us can be malicious AIs that revolt against their creators, or planetary scattered heads.”
Even on such a large scale, of course, we see no evidence of these things in the universe.
To solve the paradox, the only parameter we need to look at in terms of defining alien life is the physical threshold through which we can observe the existence of Berezin.
Berezin, “The only variable that we can objectively measure is the possibility of life coming from outer space to be recognized from the Earth in a certain region.” Said.
“We call it ‘Parameter A’ for simplicity.”
If an extraterrestrial civilization somehow does not reach parameter A – by developing interstellar travel, transmitting communication through space or otherwise – it can still exist, but it does not help us solve the paradox.
The “first-in, last out” solution proposed by Berezin is a terrible scenario.
“What happens if the first life reaching interstellar travel skills necessarily deletes any competition to ensure its expansion?” It assumes.
As Berezin explains, this does not mean that a highly developed extraterrestrial civilization will deliberately erase other forms of life – but perhaps it lacks the incentive to protect a construction crew like demolishing an anthill to build a real estate and. ”
So Berezin shows that we are ants, and the reason we don’t meet any aliens is that we thoughtlessly destroy our civilization with such unimaginably superior lifestyles?
Again, such potential destruction does not need to be intentionally designed or regulated – it can only play like a completely unlimited system from the individual’s attempts to control it.
One of the examples that Berezin mentions may be free-market capitalism, and the other may be a threat of artificial intelligence, not limited by restrictions on power accumulation.
“A malicious artificial intelligence can fill the entire supercluster with copies and turn any solar system into a supercomputer, and there’s no point in asking why that would be,” Berezin said. Said.
“The only thing that matters is that he can do this.”
A pretty frightening look of Fermi – we could have been the winners of a deadly race that we didn’t even know we were participating in, or as Cosmos’s Andrew Masterson said: “We are the paradoxical solution.”
Even Berezin admits he hopes that he is wrong about this, and it is worth noting that many other scientists have much more optimistic views when we can expect to hear advanced extraterrestrial life.
But the physicist’s views are, as we might have asked otherwise, the latest scientific expression of why we are doomed to look only for stars in time and space.
The article can be accessed at arXiv.org