Grabby Aliens

TagLast edit: 18 Mar 2022 7:47 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Grabby Aliens is a theory that explains why humans appeared relatively early in the history of the universe (13.8 billion years after the Big Bang, while the average star will last over five trillion years). It was developed by Robin Hanson, Daniel Martin, Calvin McCarter, and Jonathan Paulson.

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Repli­cat­ing and ex­tend­ing the grabby aliens model

Tristan Cook23 Apr 2022 0:38 UTC
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My cur­rent thoughts on the risks from SETI

Matthew Barnett15 Mar 2022 17:18 UTC
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Grabby Aliens could be Good, could be Bad

mako yass7 Mar 2022 1:24 UTC
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Grabby aliens and Zoo hy­poth­e­sis

avturchin4 Mar 2021 13:03 UTC
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[Question] Is Grabby Aliens built on good an­thropic rea­son­ing?

Steven Byrnes17 Mar 2022 14:12 UTC
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Robin Han­son’s Grabby Aliens model ex­plained—part 1

Writer22 Sep 2021 18:51 UTC
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Robin Han­son’s Grabby Aliens model ex­plained—part 2

Writer9 Nov 2021 17:43 UTC
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Im­pli­ca­tions of the Grabby Aliens Model

harsimony6 Dec 2021 18:34 UTC
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Robin Han­son’s “Hu­mans are Early”

Raemon14 Dec 2021 22:07 UTC
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AI X-risk is a pos­si­ble solu­tion to the Fermi Paradox

magic9mushroom30 May 2023 17:42 UTC
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I just watched the Open C3 Sub­com­mit­tee Hear­ing on Uniden­ti­fied Ae­rial Phenom­ena (UFOs). Here’s a suc­cinct sum­mary and com­men­tary + some background

mako yass18 May 2022 4:15 UTC
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Grabby An­i­mals: Ob­ser­va­tion-se­lec­tion effects fa­vor the hy­poth­e­sis that UAP are an­i­mals which con­sist of the “field-mat­ter”:

avturchin27 May 2022 9:27 UTC
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An­throp­ics and Fermi: grabby, visi­ble, zoo-keep­ing, and early aliens

Stuart_Armstrong8 Jul 2021 15:07 UTC
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[Question] How con­fi­dent are we that there are no Ex­tremely Ob­vi­ous Aliens?

Logan Zoellner1 May 2022 10:59 UTC
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The (short) case for pre­dict­ing what Aliens value

Jim Buhler20 Jul 2023 15:25 UTC
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Could a sin­gle alien mes­sage de­stroy us?

25 Nov 2022 7:32 UTC
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UFO Bet­ting: Put Up or Shut Up

RatsWrongAboutUAP13 Jun 2023 4:05 UTC
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