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Robin Hanson on Grabby Aliens and When Humanity Will Meet Them

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November 17, 2022
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Robin Hanson joins the podcast to explain his theory of grabby aliens and its implications for the future of humanity.

Learn more about the theory here

Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
00:49 Why should we care about aliens?
05:58 Loud alien civilizations and quiet alien civilizations
08:16 Why would some alien civilizations be quiet?
14:50 The moving parts of the grabby aliens model
23:57 Why is humanity early in the universe?
28:46 Could't we just be alone in the universe?
33:15 When will humanity expand into space?
46:05 Will humanity be more advanced than the aliens we meet?
49:32 What if we discovered aliens tomorrow?
53:44 Should the way we think about aliens change our actions?
57:48 Can we reasonably theorize about aliens?
53:39 The next episode

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