The Great Filter

TheDude

So far, SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) has been a total bust: a complete and utter waste of time and money. And that's great!

As Robin Hanson pointed out in the mid 90's: If they would ever encounter an extraterrestrial transmission, we would be (statistically and royally) screwed, considering that we could hear a civilization approximately on our own level of development, but there is nobody more advanced visiting us.