A staggering “trillions of billions” of alien robots could be about to invade Earth, according to a credible and down-to-earth astrophysicist.
And because they are likely to be self-replicating alien robots, they could overwhelm our planet with some unimaginable numbers.
This terrifying prospect is being reported by Fox News, which quotes Zaza Osmanov, of Georgia’s University of Tbilisi.
Osmanov bases his argument on the Fermi Paradox, a long-established concept that space is teeming with alien life, much of which could be more advanced than humans.
Enrico Fermi, a celebrated scientist who died in the 1950s had guessed that alien life may be found beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Fermi’s postulation has led to generations of scientists looking for relatively large objects as evidence of aliens.
However, Osmanov believes this could be the wrong approach. Instead, he says, alien robots are more likely to be found on the nanoscale – millionths of millimetres.
Osmanov says: “The conventional approach to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence implies the search for artificial radio signals, or interstellar beacons targeted at the Earth.
“But… the mentioned method strongly restricts the search.”
Osmanov adds that, based on the idea of Von Neumann probes – the theory that aliens could send self-replicating spacecraft – the number of alien robots close to Earth, or even possibly already here, could be massive, or “trillions of billions”, as Fox News reports.
Osmanov writes in his paper, On the Interstellar Von Neumann Micro Self-Reproducing Probes: “All the… results (of space observations) indicate that if one detects a strange object with extremely high values of luminosity increment, that might be a good sign to place the object in the list of extraterrestrial Von-Neumann probe candidates.
“We have considered the scenario when the Type-II civilization needs to ‘invade’ the interstellar clouds by means of the self-reproducing robots.
“And it has been shown that this process will inevitably lead to the observational consequences.”
Fox News reports that Osmanov reckons that “alien robots could use hydrogen atoms from interstellar dust to power themselves”, and “could easily self-replicate into a swarm numbering trillions of billions”.
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