Mario Nawfal


Astrophysicist Michael Garrett is making headlines for theorizing aliens might have been on the losing end of an existential problem, and we’re only just coming to terms with powerful AI.

In his paper, he hypothesized the problem could have impeded alien civilizations from evidently exploring a universe with vast habitable resources.

Michael Garrett:

“I estimate the typical longevity of a (fully AI-enabled) technological civilization might be less than 100 years.”

Source: Futurism


1.⁠ Iran and Egypt are working toward normalizing diplomatic relations, according to Egypt’s Foreign Minister, who also warned them “not to interfere in the internal affairs of Arab countries.”

2.⁠ ⁠Russia claimed that Blinken’s surprise visit to Kyiv showed that Biden is “alarmed” about their failures on the battlefield and warned that all “military equipment supplied to Ukraine will be destroyed.”

3.⁠ ⁠Friends of Britney Spears fear her lavish spending and increasingly bizarre behaviour may be a sign that she’s going broke despite earning $40 million in 2023.

4.⁠ Rioting in New Caledonia that killed two people and left hundreds injured caused Macron to cancel a planned trip and convene an emergency meeting of the Defense and National Security Council to address the issue.

5.⁠ Aaron Rodgers told Tucker that discovering the truth about aliens will destroy religion. “The thought process [about alien disclosure] is it’s gonna change the way we look at life or religion, or whatever. That gets into a whole other idea about religion being a way to control people.”

6.⁠ Putin said the West isn’t ready for an equal, honest, and open dialogue. “The West turns a blind eye to Ukraine carrying out terrorist attacks on Russian territory. Russia and its partners are not satisfied with the state of affairs in the world when the West denies other nations a choice with whom to cooperate.”

7.⁠ ⁠⁠OpenAI’s co-founder, Ilya Sutskever, and the co-lead of its superalignment team, Jan Leike, both announced their resignations from the company the day after OpenAI showcased its new version of ChatGPT 4o.

8.⁠ ⁠Missouri’s Secretary Of State, Valentina Gomez, published a FAFO video holding an assault shotgun after being targeted by “a lot of Hamas people” on social media.

9.⁠ ⁠Biden once again claimed that inflation was at 9% before he took office when, in fact, it was 1.4% when he was sworn in. To be fair, we can’t tell these days if he’s genuinely trying to mislead people or just being forgetful.

10.⁠ A group of TikTok creators is suing the U.S government over the new law to ban the app unless its Chinese owner, ByteDance, sells its 20% stake in the company. They argue the ban threatens their livelihoods and free speech.

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