The Fermi Paradox Explained With Fruit

The Fermi Paradox Explained With Fruit


The Fermi paradox, aka our best guesses as to where the heck all the aliens are. Theory number one: home alone. Let’s say this apple represents all intelligent life, and the table is the universe. Hypothesis one is that, we human beings on
planet Earth are the apple. We are the only intelligent ones out there. We are actually alone in the
universe. This theory might be wrong, but it’s a possibility nonetheless. Theory number two: fashionably late. A more likely theory is that we’re
not alone in the universe, but we’re just late to the party. So some aliens, in this case these bananas, came to our home planet before
humans existed, but we weren’t here to greet them. They left, and are out there living
their delicious lives, and we’re unaware of them. That would be really sad. Theory number three. The cool kids table. Another popular theory is that the
aliens aren’t just bananas. Instead, they’re everything in this
fruit basket, and they’re all clustered at this
end of the table having a fun fruit basket party with all the other delicious fruits
in their vicinity. They’re just so far away from where
we’re positioned in the universe that, from where we’re sitting, we just think we’re alone. In other words, aliens are out there. We just can’t interact with them, or tell they’re out there
because they’re so far away. Theory number four: the school
bully. My favorite of theories is that
there’s an intergalactic fruit war going on, and that takes the whole fruit
basket exercise to a whole new level. This watermelon is the biggest
baddest alien race out there. Here is earth, the apple, and everyone else is represented by
grapes. The biggest baddest alien race is really really hungry, and they’re going to start coming
for everybody else in the universe. So none of the other aliens want to make a single sound for fear of being attacked, and strategically that makes sense. Don’t let the enemy know where you
are, and you’ll survive for many many
more years. But because of that, the little apple that is Earth is
also completely unaware of alien life, and therefore blissfully unaware of the Galactic War of the fruit. We may not ever get attacked, but we might not ever know if there
are other beings out there in the universe. Theory number five: The Human Zoo. Can you just imagine if aliens brought their little alien
babies to watch us like monkeys in a zoo. So here is Apple earth, and here all the other alien, bringing their little babies to
watch us, and study us, and generally be entertained by our
existence. Everything we do is on display and we just don’t realize it. It’d be super creepy but it’s totally a possibility. Theory number 6: Tinfoil hat. On the other hand, maybe there are aliens and they know we’re here and we know they’re there. Contact has already been made, and E.T. has already phone home. The thing is, according to the fermi
paradox – not to sound all conspiracy theory – but maybe the government knows all about aliens and they’re just not telling us, man. Theory number 7: Everything you know is a lie. And just one more of the many other options of alien
life and contact, Maybe we are the apple, but instead of being delicious and organic it’s digital and tasteless. Maybe everything we think we know
about reality is wrong. Maybe we’re all living in a
simulation that’s being run by future human
beings or highly advanced aliens, and in this scenario we’re the only lifeforms being
tested. Whatever theories you subscribe to, it’s worth noting that NASA’s finding new planets every day, so
our potentially delicious banana shaped aliens might be
discovered soon. But until then we’ll just have to theorize.