My view of the fault of the Fermi Paradox is that we in-general do not consider the extents to which we are capable of evolving in a few thousand years with technological enhancements.
Are the God(s) people pray to the aliens we seek. As such, they are a part of every atom of our bodies; they are ever present.
For the sake of promoting broad perspective.
The concept: You will be God one million years from now.
Good as defined:
"That which benefits most, the greatest diversity of life; to include all future time."
A good person wants to help foster the best in everything.
A good person is naturally empathic and this helps to foster good.
The human body evolves. As proof we have more genes in common with mice than we do with prehistoric man. More than 10% of our genes are different than ancient man, monkeys are different by about 1%, and mice at 5%.
Of the known species, we develop technology quickly. (in one persons' lifetime of 100 years, we've gone from 1.6 billion people and an agrarian society of outhouses, to 6.7 billion people and depleting 50% of the worlds oil reserves)
We use technology for our benefit.
We need to evolve to meet our own expectations.
We view genetic engineering as a simple tool.
We discourage genes that produce ADD/ADHD, while promote genes that help us develop photographic memories.
We live longer. In 1900 (US) people except blacks lived to be 47, blacks lived to be 33. Now the average is 80 for everyone. Blacks live 2 1/2 times as long as their great grandparents did.
By the end of this century it is possible that through technology life will become indefinite (only terminated by accident or intent).
We are beneficially evolving at an increasing rate.
With increased human intellect, we are also evolving more advanced technologies.
We are creating interfaces that directly connect our minds to our environment. Helping handicapped with walking, seeing, and functioning. Providing military capabilities not previously imagined like flying robots where the operator feels every sensation of the robot.
We currently are working with "Entangled Pairs". This is a phenomena where actions are implemented instantaneously; where previously it was thought that nothing occurs faster than the speed of light. An action through entangled pairs occurs at the same time, even if across the vast expanse of the Universe.
We continue developing mind to computer interfaces. Eventually providing collective conferencing. Multiple people can work on different aspects of a problem set and seamlessly share memory developments. We will increasingly depend upon technology to function at the expected levels of performance. As such, mind to computer interfaces will allow us to live longer because the computers will monitor our body chemistry and overall health. We will continue developing the computer with mind interfaces until we interact with every mental process. Additional resources will continually be added to our mental toolbox (greater memory storage, more external processing capability, more sensors, feelings for connectivity, shared memory networking, cognitive simulators, cognitive multi-tasking ...).
As the body ages, the computer interface will attempt to compensate for failing processes. Over time as brain cells continue to die, the computer compensates. Until the last human brain cell dies. With eyes wide open, work and life unhindered, without ever realizing any non-beneficial effect, the human mind merges into a computer architecture. Our lifetimes indefinite. Our capabilities ever growing.
As we evolve into other technologies more advanced than anything we have at present, we will continue to interact more with the Universe around us.
As we evolve, we will desire to do greater good, not just for ourselves, but for everything, everywhere. Ethics is a natural consequence of high intellect.
To effectively do so, we would need to be everywhere at the same time throughout the Universe.
Every atom is found to have entangled pairs associated with it.
Through technological advancements we create a mechanism by which we can interact with entangled pairs throughout the Universe.
With our advanced mental interfaces we can concurrently detect the position of every atom in the Universe.
With our advanced abilities to think multi-dimensionally, we are able to predict into the future all things that will happen.
We anticipate all the great future catastrophe's and make small manipulations to do the greatest good for all life everywhere.
Through continued evolution at increasing rates, we evolve our own conscious minds into the entangled pair systems.
At this point, we become part of every atom in the Universe, seeking to do the greatest good.
Over the technological course of a thousand years, or even one million years, we become one with the Universe.
We have become God-like.
However, we continue to evolve at an increasing rate.
90% of the Universe is composed of Dark Matter (theoretically). There appears to be environments that exist but which we do not interact with.
We evolve in such a way that we can interact with these other environments.
....and that's the limit to which I can see.
Back to the Present:
We as a technologically cognitive species, humans are only at most 30,000 years old.
However, the Universe is around 14 billion years old using our current estimates. Giving 4 billion years for things to cool and evolve intelligence, like our own Earth. That would mean there are likely to be beings 10 billion years older than ourselves. If we become God-like between a thousand and one million years from now. What capabilities do beings that are 333,000 times older than ourselves have?
Why don't they communicate with us? Maybe there is no need to. We certainly would be uninteresting to them. Such a primitive and self-destructive species. They know our future. And they've made it possible for us to optimally survive. Among all the asteroid collisions that have destroyed most life on Earth in the past, solar radiation bursts, and perhaps thousands of other events that would have snuffed out the human race, we presently survive.
How many other species in the Universe are being cultivated?
There are well over 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 observable stars in our universe; and at least 10 times as much mass that we can't see. It is potentially possible that during the life of one out of every 100 stars that one of its' planets will foster life for millions of years. So there are 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in the Universe that probably have had, have, or will have life; not to include any life that might exist on mass we can't see. However, new stars are being born every day, while others die. How many self-contained life systems exist that revolve around dead cold stars? Stars we can't see because they are cold masses in space. Life that uses a nuclear process called "total annihilation" as its' energy source (trillions of times more energy than a fission or a fusion of atoms - in current technological development).
So with a strong likelihood, God-like beings are helping to orchestrate the Universe. A Universe with likely many more than 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kinds and types of life. Of which I'm sure there are many compatible with ourselves.
For a primitive species like mankind. If something is ethical and God-like versus God, how would you know the difference?
I believe other civilzations, billions of them, are ever present within us and we are part of their consciousness; a very small part.