> Look, just think for five seconds about the implications of the kinds of
> technologies we talk about here. Any aliens who didn't want to be seen would
> not be seen. If they don't want to be seen because that would destroy our
> 'uniqueness', then why are so many people reporting that they've seen them?
Yes, I think it was RA Wilson who asked 'How many advanced civilizations are watching us now' and answered with 'as many as want to'.
My theory: the aliens are incompetent laggarts who missed out on their own civilization's singularity but found some of the neat toys their brethren left behind. Yes, they're advanced enough, technologically speaking, to avoid being seen, but too stupid to operate the controls effectively.
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