Are we alone in the universe?
In the universe?
No. Almost certainly not.
It would completely defy the law of averages.
The universe is enormous.
In our solar system/ galaxy?
Yes, and probably.
I do find it somewhat disappointing that no other life forms have figured out a way to contact and/ or visit us.
That either means they aren't advanced enough and don't have the technology to do so, or else they simply lack the motivation.
They really would have to be quite a bit more advanced than us, though, since our closest neighbors are probably millions of light-years away.
But you'd think, they could at least contact
us, via radio waves or something, and let us know of their existence.
Then again, perhaps they do
possess the technology to send out signals, but their planet/ technology/ evolution is so different from ours that we don't possess the capacity to receive
or interpret these signals.
It's something to think about it.
I seriously doubt contact will be made in my lifetime.
And, conspiracy theories aside, I don't really believe that contact has
ever been made since humans have inhabited this planet.
Will contact ever
I think that depends on how long the human race continues to exist.
The way we're going now, I can't see us lasting more than another couple of thousand years, if that.
In which case, it's likely that contact will never be made; at least not with us.
maybe after we're gone, other life forms from distant galaxies will eventually make contact with whatever terrestrial life form rises up to take our place.
But if humans manage to turn this mess around and survive a couple more million years?
Yeah, I think it's highly probable that our descendants might get to meet- or at least be contacted by- extraterrestrial life forms from far away.
I know they're out there.
I just don't think they've found us yet. And since they haven't found us yet, I doubt they'll find us within the next couple of hundred years.
But within a couple of million years?