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[–] rosche 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

According to the most famous answer for the Fermi Paradox, all civilizations, regardless of planet of origin, collapse. The cause in all cases, according to the theory, is science. The creatures develop science until it's power destroys them. Always. In our case, the appocalypse will have been seeded by the discovery of quantum physics, and in particular very recent discoveries in that realm - regarding something known as "entanglement". These things will be used in an attempt to power a "Type I civilization" - which itself will foster a so-called "singularity" - the end of human existence and probably the sixth extinction too.