‘Are we alone in the universe?’ The question has fascinated, tantalized and even disconcerted humans for as long as we can remember. There might be possibilities for either past life or microbial life elsewhere in the Solar System, but as far as intelligent, complex, differentiated and multicellular life goes, silence. But this silence that and the resulting Fermi Paradox has perplexed us for nearly 50 years may finally be disproven. Our most recent surveys of the Milky Way finally allow us to draw scientific conclusions about the depressingly persistent absence of aliens.