The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space

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Many believe humanity’s future lies among the stars, colonizing distant planets around alien suns, or perhaps building artificial worlds, space habitats, and megastructures. But what if instead of traveling to worlds far away in outer space we create virtual worlds to live in instead, colonizing inner space? We will explore this possibility of simulated universes and what it might mean for humanity, and also ask if this might be a solution to the Fermi Paradox, the strange absence of other life in our own universe.

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The Fermi Paradox & Virtual Worlds: Colonizing Inner Space
Episode 167, Season 5 E01

Written by:
Isaac Arthur

Alex Chamak
A.T. Long
Cooper de Ruiter
D. Hemanshi
Darius Said
Edward Nardella
Evan Schultheis
Keith Blockus
Mark Warburton
Matthew Acker
Safia Postgate
Stuart Graham
Sigmund Kopperud
Matthew Campbell

Cover Art:
Jakub Grygier

Graphics by:
Bryan Versteeg
Fishy Tree
Jarred Eagley
Jeremy Jozwik
Mihail Yordanov
Sergio Botero

Produced & Narrated by:
Isaac Arthur

Audio Editor:
Eric Schneider

Music Manager:
Luca DeRosa – [email protected]

Markus Junnikkala, “Always Tell Me The Odds”
Paradox Interactive, Andreas Waldetoft, “Pillars of Creation”
Marcus Warner, “The First Few Waves”
Stellardrone, “Crystal Spheres”
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Dont Lie To Inner Child”
Paradox Interactive, Andreas Waldetoft, “Faster Than Light”
Dracovallis, “Elven City”

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