on this lovely May day I remembered, for some reason, Dr. Douglas Vakoch, whose scientific pursuit is looking for intelligent life beyond Earth, tells me more about how it works and what are the dangers of sending signals to aliens. A well-spoken man! https://t.co/V4jP5mZmly— SophieCo (@SophieCo_RT) 2018年5月4日
With a myriad of stars out there, and all the evidence suggesting there is nothing extraordinary about life on our planet, the chances are we are not alone in the vast expanse of outer space. But even if that’s true, should humans really be actively searching for extraterrestrial life? Will it be the downfall of our civilisation, or the opening of a new and brighter era? We talked about it with Dr Douglas Vakoch, president of the Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence organization (METI).