And by 'fun' I mean 'terrifying existential crisis'. Sometimes it's good just to throw some brain-food into the blogging mix in the hope that it will spark some kind of story ideas. The Fermi paradox continues to be terrifying because of mathematics. eg:
Continuing to speculate, if 1% of intelligent life survives long enough to become a potentially galaxy-colonizing Type III Civilization, our calculations above suggest that there should be at least 1,000 Type III Civilizations in our galaxy alone—and given the power of such a civilization, their presence would likely be pretty noticeable. And yet, we see nothing, hear nothing, and we’re visited by no one.
And here a little refreshing breath to not worry so much about it, we're special: http://praxtime.com/2013/11/25/sagan-syndrome-pay-heed-to-biologists-about-et/