Implications of the Copernican principle for our future prospects

  title={Implications of the Copernican principle for our future prospects},
  author={J. Richard Gott},
  • J. Gott
  • Published 1 May 1993
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  • Nature
Making only the assumption that you are a random intelligent observer, limits for the total longevity of our species of 0.2 million to 8 million years can be derived at the 95% confidence level. Further consideration indicates that we are unlikely to colonize the Galaxy, and that we are likely to have a higher population than the median for intelligent species. 
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