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We may, as you assert, live in a dead galaxy. What then, I implore, of the rest of the universe? Which by all accounts is all but infinite and even then the deck seems stacked fully in favor of the latter.
I'm not a bettin' man but I would be willing to put chips down on the pure assumption that there is, almost inevitably, in the vastness of an entire, uncharted cosmos, a planet that harbors some form of life. Whether that form is intelligent at all is another query altogether.
If that life is anywhere near as inventive and ingenious (not to mention tenacious) as are we then I would not discount the idea that, given time, peace (relatively speaking) and prosperity this hypothetical species of sentient life could, quite possibly, reach a state of technological understanding that could allow them the ability to travel through space/time with both ease and aplomb.