A new paper has proposed an absolutely wild idea. It is possible that aliens have created black holes for quantum storage. Although it sounds absurd, some scientists believe it may provide a solution for the Fermi Paradox. This paradox basically states that, if there is life in the universe why hasn’t it been discovered beyond Earth.
This paradox has caused quite a few ripples throughout the scientific community, especially within parts that believe alien life is out there, just waiting to be discovered. Although the paper is still being peer reviewed, it was written by scientists from Georgia and Germany. They believe we are looking in the wrong way in our quest for alien life.
Currently, we rely on radio signals to search for signs of life out in the universe. But, these researchers suggest that we should instead approach black holes as if alien civilizations created them as massive quantum computers to store data in. As such, we should be looking for technosignatures emanating from megastructures like pulsars, white dwarf stars, and black holes.
The original concept that black holes could act as limitless sources of energy dates back to the 1980s, when astrophysicist Roger Penrose first suggested it. While it may seem unlikely, researchers actually agree that small, artificially created black holes could act as capacitors for quantum information. Why wouldn’t black holes made by aliens do this?
According to those same researchers, all we have to do is find evidence of the technosignatures within a black hole to prove the theory a possibility. Researchers claim that the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica can detect technology in black holes. This could prove that the theory is true.
Of course, this is just one potential direction that we could take in our search for extraterrestrial life. Although it may seem crazy to think that aliens might be creating black holes or storing quantum information within them, this is at least one direction that astrophysicists and astronomers can investigate. Scientists will likely find a different direction if this doesn’t work out.
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