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Could Aliens Be Hiding From Us Until We Are Ready?

An Israeli space expert says they are waiting for us to catch up

Okay, it seems kind of crazy but here on sci-fi Saturday, we have spent a lot of time wondering why we don’t see intelligent aliens even though the universe is big enough and fine-tuned for life. But the “We’re not ready” theory at least gives them some credit for having intelligence.

Anyway, for what it is worth, one ex-space boffin says,

“Trump was on the verge of revealing [aliens existence], but the aliens in the Galactic Federation are saying, ‘Wait, let people calm down first,’” Eshed, who helmed Israel’s space security program from 1981 to 2010, reportedly said. “They don’t want to start mass hysteria. They want to first make us sane and understanding.”

Until that day, aliens have secured an agreement to keep their moves under wraps, said Eshed, noting that the extraterrestrials come in peace.

“They have been waiting for humanity to evolve and reach a stage where we will generally understand what space and spaceships are,” said Eshed, according to the Jewish Press.

Aaron Feis, “Aliens in hiding until mankind is ready, says ex-Israeli space head” at New York Post

Okay, the Happy Hour call is in five minutes.

Sure. A lot of weird stuff in the world. But sometimes it’s hard to know how much is from outside vs. how much we generate from our own heads.

Some other takes on why we don’t see aliens, despite the vastness of the universe: Enjoy, and order a pizza!

We won’t find ET on ocean planets, researchers say. We will see few extraterrestrials if a great many promising exoplanets are Water worlds. Prominent astrobiologists doubt that intelligent life could develop in an entirely aquatic environment. But are they right?

Maybe we aren’t looking in the right places? A new sky catalog reveals most likely sites for alien technology. “Exotica” lists phenomena for which conventional natural explanations don’t seem to work well.

A particle physicist offers 75 reasons we don’t see aliens. But Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute gives high odds that we are the only intelligent beings in the galaxy. No matter whose theory about why we don’t see extraterrestrials is right, we are bound to go on wondering and searching.


The aliens exist—but evolved into virtual reality at a nanoscale. That’s the Transcension Hypothesis, the latest in our series on science fiction hypotheses as to why we don’t see extraterrestrials. On this view, after a Singularity, the ETs become virtual intelligences, exploring inner space at an undetectably small scale. (This link takes you to nine other hypotheses worth at least considering.)

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Could Aliens Be Hiding From Us Until We Are Ready?