Space colonization3 articles
Galaxy Simulations Offer a New Solution to the Fermi ParadoxReprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.As far as anyone knows, we have always been alone. It’s just us on this pale blue dot, “home to everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of,” as Carl Sagan so memorably put it. No one has called or dropped by. And yet the […]
Why We Should Think Twice About Colonizing SpaceMy conclusion is that in a colonized universe the probability of the annihilation of the human race could actually rise rather than fall.Illustration by David Revoy / Blender Foundation / Wikicommons There are lots of reasons why colonizing space seems compelling. The popular astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that it would stimulate the economy and […]
Why Colonizing the Galaxy Is the Highest GoodReducing the risk of global catastrophe is good on an astronomical scale.