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Is Alien ‘life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?

Alien life has been a mainstay and fascination of science fiction, but who–or what–might actually be out there: biological life, artificial intelligence, or some combination of both? It took only 200,000 years—a blip on the cosmic timeline—for the first sparks of intelligent life to invent artificial intelligence here on Earth. And since space is big, and life is short—at least biological life as we know it—it may be that chatter on the cosmic airwaves is dominated by a spectacular spectrum of A. I. This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.Learn More

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Big Ideas
Is Alien ‘life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?

Alien life has been a mainstay and fascination of science fiction, but who–or what–might actually be out there: biological life, artificial intelligence, or some combination of both? It took only 200,000 years—a blip on the cosmic timeline—for the first sparks of intelligent life to invent artificial intelligence here on Earth. And since space is big, and life is short—at least biological life as we know it—it may be that chatter on the cosmic airwaves is dominated by a spectacular spectrum of A. I. This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.Learn More

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