Quote Originally Posted by Kjbartolotta View Post
Two of my favorite solutions to the Fermi Paradox.
I actually read a short story in The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (a collection of non-canon SH tales with somewhat SF/F leanings) that proposed another clever solution.

SPOILERS: The setup was a man from the future taking Sherlock and Watson forward in time to solve the Fermi Paradox, with access to futuristic tech. Sherlock eventually determines that it's Earth that's isolated, because it created its own alternate reality when he was revived after dying at Reichenbach Falls; until the world rejoins the rest of the universe, it can't be reached. In the end, he and Watson go back to their own time, Sherlock dies as he should, and Watson weeps as he starts hearing radio reports of strange signals being detected from space. END SPOILERS