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We aim to connect Rationalists from Karlsruhe (Germany) and surrounding areas. We are always happy to get to know new people and new perspectives(!). Please feel free to drop by even if you feel awkward about it, or are not ‘the typical LessWrong / SSC reader'.

Let's discuss the Fermi Paradox, and the idea of grabby aliens (see also Optimistic Resolution of the Fermi Paradox: Eternity in Six Hours & Grabby Aliens on the EA Forum and also the original paper). I will try to summarize the main ideas around these concepts and hope to create a nice discussion


  • 18:50 - 19:10: soft beginning, socializing
  • Introductions (in case of new attendees), Updates (what surprises did you encounter recently / what are your biggest updates? / what did you personally learn?)
  • ~19:20: Grabby aliens: talk + discussion
  • ~20:00: Going for dinner + further discussions

We meet around 19:00 (see above) in the Botanical garden close to the Schlossgarten somewhere in the shade (49°00'48.4"N 8°24'02.0"E,
In case of spontaneous changes, I will post a comment here and / or reply to DMs

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