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What Is Fermi’s Paradox and Why Does it Matter?

How Enrico Fermi’s decades old question continues to captivate the world

Ben Ulansey
5 min readApr 15, 2024

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In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi and his colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory were discussing extraterrestrial life and the size of our universe when Fermi famously asked “Where is everybody?”

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Ben Ulansey
The Creative Collective

Writer, musician, dog whisperer, video game enthusiast and amateur lucid dreamer. I write memoirs, satires, philosophical treatises and everything in between 🐙