So one of the hypothesis to why alien life hasn't visited us before is "They aren't interested in us." (This is also assuming an alien race also has curiosity, which isn't out the realm of possibilities)
Why aren't they interested in us? Well if even 1 out of 1000 solar systems harbored life, it would still be teaming with it. So why would the human race stand out of all other systems that harbor life?
How come we aren't making ourselves interesting?
How could we make this tiny blue dot interesting to extraterrestrials /sci/?
Maybe they are interested, but don't want to disturb us. Some sort of policy that states that they can't make initial contact with intelligent lifeforms. Earth is probably like some sort of wildlife reserve where they don't feed the monkeys because they would become dependent on handouts and not learn and evolve themselves.
You see that's what my thinking was too as I watch a lot of Star Trek, but there are points where even in the prime directive they can.
So one possibility I thought of was making it look like the entire human race just dissapeared some how without a trace or hint of what happened.
That would grab their attention and void any "directive" they have.
Look up Fermi paradox. There are tons of other hypotheses apart from "aliums think we are boring duuude".
The zoo one is mindblowing.
I don't think that would trick them, its the galactic
equivalent of covering our eyes with our hands
and thinking they cant see us.
If there was some sort of advanced aliens, I think as soon as we found alien life we would be contacted.
Even if we found primitive life, they would stop us from fucking it up.
Well I beyond curiosity, there is no practical reason to contact us. If you look at how modern population developed you can see a trend of decrease in fertility, which means that really advanced aliens must have thousands if not millions of years of having that trend. That being said invading us wouldn't give them batshit, since they can sustain themselves anyways, and if they want to have an habitable planet, they're probably able to terraform a marslike planet. I am quite sure that advanced alien lifeforms already know of our existence, they just don't bother to contact us because of logistical/practical reason
>Why aren't they interested in us?
Because your assumptions that they are anything like us is completely flawed.
The universe is about 14 billion years old, and life on our planet began about 4 billion years ago. For any sort of contact with alien life to be meaningful or recognizable to us, they need to be next to us not just in terms of position but also time.
Imagine as a human you are visiting a planet that is exactly like earth, but 1 billion years in earth's evolutionary history. Do the lifeforms there realize they are visited by aliens? Do they understand? Do they care? Do we try to have treaties or share knowledge with single celled Eukaryotas?
Now imagine the same earth 1 billion years evolutionary difference, but in the other direction. Would we recognize their contact?
Beyond that gap, why do you think we demand special attention? Humans have studied tapirs before, and we have a few in a zoo, but if every tapir was (assum ing capability) thinking to itself "Why aren't humans studying me?" The answer would be a simple "we have, and while we kinda look at you a little still, we've mostly moved on because there's so much more to see."
Well, if said aliens have succeeded at interstellar travel, and they've done so for thousands of years, why would they be interested in us? A planet full of selfish egotistic life-forms that kill each other over pointless things. And to them, we're practically in the stone age. Don't you think they'd be more interested in a highly developed civilizations like their own?
Imagine the universe as a beach.
We're one grain of sand, they're another 1 km away.
In between us and them are a bunch of grains also with life on them.
So even if they could find us, why would they give a shit.
>I watch a lot of Star Trek
That's the source of your problem. Popular culture is a terrible source for anything science related. It's fine as entertainment but shouldn't inform your opinions on the universe in any way.
What makes you think they even know we exist? Even with all our radio signals, we don't stand out in the universe. Even if there is life elsewhere that has the capability to travel through deep space, they may have never even set eyes on our solar system, even from afar.
I tip my fedora for you, m'gentleman of opiniated philosphical opinions.
But in all seriousness, the aliens could be much worse and level 3 civilisations could be hiding themselves to prevent being killed by other level 3 or even level 4 civs.