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Lobnek Newsletter, October 2020

The Intelligence Paradox

Lobnek Wealth Management,  October 2020

“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool”

Molière (1622 - 1673), French playwright, actor and poet

 

Granted, technologies that we have at our disposal may not be sophisticated enough to pick up the subtle transmissions that other, more evolved life forms inhabiting the universe are sending in our direction. Now this could be by design, if they are looking to engage with civilizations that have attained a certain degree of advancement, it is normal that they would use signaling technologies that can only be picked up by equivalently sophisticated receivers. Irrespective of these conjectures however, considering the vastness of the universe with its billions of stars, one cannot help but wonder why we have haven’t been contacted yet. The contradiction is so obvious that there is even a term for it, the Fermi Paradox, named after the Italian American physicist Enrico Fermi, to describe it .

 

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