So I was just looking at some pictures of space and stuff and it got me thinking about aliens and extraterrestrial life and stuff. Like there are most likely aliens out there. With 200-400 billion stars in our galaxy, and with possibly trillions of planets, with about 20 billion being earth-like, in just our galaxy alone. Add that to the 200-500 billion galaxies in the known universe, and its almost undeniable that the probability of aliens is almost undeniable. I think its hard for us to wrap our heads around just how big the universe is.
Here's the thing though, just because there are earth-like planets, doesn't mean that the are in the right time of the planet's life to be hospitable, or if they will ever actually have extraterrestrial life on them. Also, who said that a planet has to be earth-like in order to have alien life on it.
So its pretty much definite that there is life out there, somewhere in the universe. But how advanced are they? There's got to be at least one planet that's housing aliens that are as advanced if not more advanced than humans. But what about all the other? Aliens aren't always how we portray them. They could be bacteria or microorganisms that we would have no chance of ever discovering. Then there is the fact that if there is life as advanced as human in the universe, what is our probability of discovering them?
If there are that many galaxies and stars and planets, how the hell are we supposed to find them or how are they supposed to find us?
And this is all just thinking. What if we are a simulation? What is an advanced society going to do once they have a computer that is advanced enough to run a full scale, planetary or universal simulation? Damn right they're going to do it. What if we're that simulation? A society builds a supercomputer to simulate and run how they could have evolved and existed, and then the simulation advances enough to where they do the same thing. We could be the simulation of a simulation of a simulation of some crazy-advanced society.
Put on your tin foil hats kids, I just got you thinking.
That's all I have right now. I essentially just brain dumped on to here about what I was thinking after looking at some pictures. Some of it makes sense though....
TL;DR fuck you, read it.