The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?

  • Published: 04 June 2015
  • Where are all the aliens? The universe is too big and too old, why have we not met aliens yet? Do they live in computers? Were they wiped out by an ancient super intelligence? Or are we just to primitive to understand their motives? Whatever the answer is, it is incredibly important for our own future.

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  • Freek Hoek
    Freek Hoek  16 hours back

    we are to smart

    • Chinchilla Warrior
      Chinchilla Warrior  16 hours back

      1:50 Hi mew

      • _ CyclicObject _
        _ CyclicObject _  1 days back

        What if whenever a civilization discovered how to manipulate gravity and created time travel (if the math is correct) then they altered history so much that they prevented life from existing on that planet in the first place

        • Jeffrey050711
          Jeffrey050711  2 days back

          Where are all the aliens? They have already made themselves known to humanity and there is an ongoing GOVERNMENT COVER-UP. While this video provides an interesting perspective, it also seems to be coming from a place of total naivety. There is enormous evidence lending credibility to the reality of the UFO phenomena. Just because the aliens don't make themselves known to humanity in the manner Fermi deems appropriate, doesn't mean they don't exist.

          • MarvinSchreijer
            MarvinSchreijer  2 days back

            The poor squirrel :(

            • Alper Filiz
              Alper Filiz  2 days back

              Teşekkürler Ümit Taşkın

              • GAMINGBRO57
                GAMINGBRO57  2 days back

                5:06, dende?

                • Xianhong Meng
                  Xianhong Meng  2 days back

                  3:12 "Vespene Gas"
                  I Love This

                  • SavageNinja
                    SavageNinja  2 days back

                    This shit just makes u feel that mass effect is actually real

                    • LeoMDK
                      LeoMDK  3 days back

                      4:08 its a great video and i liked/subbed/dinged but how has no one mentioned that he says "a hundred thousand' but wrote "10,000" ...

                      but it's a great video.

                      and now I've commented :)

                      • Grim Oeuvre
                        Grim Oeuvre  3 days back

                        0:09 Am I the only one who sees Mew here from Pokémon?

                        • Anthony Canty
                          Anthony Canty  3 days back

                          "This will NEVER happen"

                          *We don't really know anything*

                          • Temple ODoom
                            Temple ODoom  4 days back

                            They took our tiberium hahaha

                            • Trond Wiggo Gehrken
                              Trond Wiggo Gehrken  4 days back

                              Don't worry, we will meet them when they need to make an intergalactic highway! ;)

                              • Bads
                                Bads  4 days back

                                Is that a namekian?

                                • Urban Nomad
                                  Urban Nomad  5 days back

                                  Who saw the Mew at 1:53?

                                  • Tucher97
                                    Tucher97  5 days back

                                    I noticed that mass effect and pokemon reference there thumbs up to you

                                    • Luiz Tassi
                                      Luiz Tassi  5 days back

                                      Rick Sanchez would say: Duuuuuumb

                                      • Renée
                                        Renée  6 days back

                                        Magnemite and Mew :))

                                        • Cerberus
                                          Cerberus  6 days back

                                          I got a solution to the Fermi Paradox...the Milky Way had a mass extinction event way in the past that made it sterile of life. Lucky for life...Earth was just a molten rock at the time.

                                          • DANTHE MAN
                                            DANTHE MAN  6 days back

                                            There’s a mew at 1:52

                                            • Josaia Ratukalou
                                              Josaia Ratukalou  6 days back

                                              To think there could be civilisation 90 billion years away from us and it would be impossible to ever find out or interact with them because they are so far away

                                              • Fr0zenNightmare
                                                Fr0zenNightmare  6 days back

                                                I really like those little easter eggs in your videos. Like the Pokemon Magnemite and Mew, or the symbol for that alien-race from Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (I think the name for them was Scrin?)

                                                • Stephen Hensey
                                                  Stephen Hensey  7 days back

                                                  wait 10,000 for every grain of sand on earth is how many stars are in the milky way or in the observable universe?

                                                  • Jasper
                                                    Jasper  7 days back

                                                    0:42 “everything’s made up of buttons and wires”

                                                    • Lord Tachanka
                                                      Lord Tachanka  1 weeks back

                                                      *Mom Come Pick Me Up I’m Scared*

                                                      • jerrad wells
                                                        jerrad wells  1 weeks back

                                                        i swear that green alien was dende from dbz

                                                        • Loaded with Glitch
                                                          Loaded with Glitch  1 weeks back

                                                          Fermi paradox solved; Aliens don't have curiosity like we do and they just don't give a fuck about us, next

                                                          • Prof. Toast
                                                            Prof. Toast  1 weeks back

                                                            "Mostly harmless"


                                                            • NippelNo1
                                                              NippelNo1  1 weeks back

                                                              Yees reapers!! I love you guys

                                                              • Jesse Fram
                                                                Jesse Fram  1 weeks back

                                                                Mew is an alien?

                                                                • Turbo 86
                                                                  Turbo 86  1 weeks back

                                                                  Maybe we are being observed and the aliens at this point are just seeing how we develop (or have been developing) and won't interfere/communicate until we have proved ourselves in some way or are in danger of destroying ourselves. It's plausible to believe that a civilisation capable of travelling across the universe/galaxy would have no problem staying invisible.

                                                                  Maybe there is a great filter that prevents travel across the galaxy and that is why civilisations never meet - maybe the great filter is that upon reaching out beyond your own solar system always leads to catastrophy?

                                                                  For the record; i do not believe we are being watched. I have no idea IF intelligent life exists on par or more advanced than us (before, during or post our own exostence) but there surely must be life somewhere else!

                                                                  • Sagar Gujari
                                                                    Sagar Gujari  1 weeks back

                                                                    But we know kurzgesagt is an anime fan.

                                                                    • quincyking010
                                                                      quincyking010  1 weeks back

                                                                      2 things
                                                                      1. We. Cannot assume that life on other planets is only capable of existing under the same conditions as us. Just because it was the condition that created us doesn't mean it's the only possibility.
                                                                      2. We cannot assume that alien life does not exist and is not watching us. Let's face it humans are shitty and perhaps they are waiting for human civilization to advance to a point where we are not constantly trying to kill each other

                                                                      • Eric Z.
                                                                        Eric Z.  1 weeks back

                                                                        I love how nonchalantly he drops hypothetical giant bombs on us 3:00 like in my head that’s pretty damn scary

                                                                        • Cray2TheZ
                                                                          Cray2TheZ  1 weeks back

                                                                          We require more Vespene gas! :D

                                                                          • Opemipo Clement
                                                                            Opemipo Clement  2 weeks back

                                                                            1:52 IS THAT A MEW????

                                                                            • Glue Donkey
                                                                              Glue Donkey  2 weeks back

                                                                              5:06 shrek is god

                                                                              • William Amaihian
                                                                                William Amaihian  1 weeks back

                                                                                That isn't Shrek 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

                                                                            • Brooke B
                                                                              Brooke B  2 weeks back

                                                                              The Fermi paradox is no paradox.

                                                                              The scale of our observable universe, galaxies, even stars makes looking into our sky and not noticing and obvious signs of alien life or signals tantamount to taking a grain of sand on the beach, and noticing there are no aliens on it.

                                                                              • Dead Archer
                                                                                Dead Archer  2 weeks back

                                                                                People used to think diseases were caused by foul spirits.
                                                                                LOL silly humans... oh wait :(
                                                                                i'm a silly human

                                                                            • George Vourtzoumis
                                                                              George Vourtzoumis  2 weeks back

                                                                              I liked the mass effect references.

                                                                              • Tigist Hunegnain
                                                                                Tigist Hunegnain  2 weeks back

                                                                                Who else is on the Existential Crisis Playlist

                                                                                • Southern Gamer
                                                                                  Southern Gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I don’t believe there are any limits to technology it just keeps going if you are capable of doing it

                                                                                  • David Timothy P
                                                                                    David Timothy P  1 weeks back

                                                                                    There has to be limits, because the universe has laws of physics that can't be broken. Technology are not magic.

                                                                                • Noah Colvin
                                                                                  Noah Colvin  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Piccolo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                  • Blaze 951
                                                                                    Blaze 951  2 weeks back

                                                                                    5:07 DENDE

                                                                                    • Pikachufan22
                                                                                      Pikachufan22  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Thing is no technology will be indentical to ours, they are all different or thwy dont have tech because they dont have the resources

                                                                                      • Michael Prado
                                                                                        Michael Prado  2 weeks back

                                                                                        This is all assumption, maybe aliens barely figured how to get here, people forget weve been here just as long yet we have yet to discover deep seas, wild forest, and amazons. I believe in god and everything but you assume everything is black and white is just dumb as fuck. Then again this is amrica country of the stupid af

                                                                                        • Bruno Jaskiernia
                                                                                          Bruno Jaskiernia  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Or maybe?