The Milky Way is home
to millions of potentially habitable planets — and approximately four of them may harbor evil alien civilizations
Sole study author Caballero
a doctoral student in conflict resolution at the University of Vigo in Spain, tried to find the odds of meeting alien civilisation
According to this model
the current odds of humans invading another inhabited planet are 0.028%.
Caballero also wrote, that
probability refers to the current state of human civilization — and humans aren't currently capable of interstellar travel
If current rates of
technological advancement hold, then interstellar travel wouldn't be possible for another 259 years
Caballero concluded that
less than one of the Type 1 civilizations — 0.22, to be precise — would be hostile toward humans who make contact.