27 November 2009

Life in the holodeck

I’ve written a bit about how evolutionary theory might help resolve Fermi’s paradox. A new article by Geoffrey Miller in Seed focuses on another part of the Drake equation, culture:

I think the aliens don’t blow themselves up; they just get addicted to computer games.

Of course, as is often the case, the article really isn’t about SETI, but our own culture.
Post title pinched from bfchirpy.

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