I am taking a break from my usual talk about very real apocalyptic tragedies that we can see (FOR JUST A MOMENT) to focus on the kind of good work being done in universities all around this country to prepare us for apocalyptic tragedies that are not exactly certain, but are being researched nonetheless.
Next, log in here to read the full report:
While humanity has not yet observed any extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI), contact with ETI
remains possible. Contact could occur through a broad range of scenarios that have varying
consequences for humanity. However, many discussions of this question assume that contact
will follow a particular scenario that derives from the hopes and fears of the author. In this
paper, we analyze a broad range of contact scenarios in terms of whether contact with ETI would
benefit or harm humanity. This type of broad analysis can help us prepare for actual contact with
ETI even if the details of contact do not fully resemble any specific scenario.
Now check out exactly where this is coming from so you see that it is real…Well, for me just a little loopy diversion from the very real and pressing problems of the day.
Na Nu, Na Nu!