Parallels Between Terrestrial Intelligence And Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Humans (and other higher animals) love to explore – what’s over the next hill? Food or sex or enemies or greener grass or gold or buried treasure – we’ve got to know. It’s in our very nature; our genes and probably a trait vital for survival. I strongly suspect the same will be true for any extraterrestrial (ETI).

Part of that survival is knowing about your neighbours (friend or foe) so we seek out new life forms and new civilizations, be they across the valley, across the pond, or across the gulf of space. That should also apply to ETI.

Traditional SETI (the Search for ETI) is handicapped in that it can only detect a small subset of new extraterrestrial life forms and new civilizations. SETI can’t detect non-intelligent life or intelligences that don’t have a high enough or suitable technology. That How to Buy Xanax 1 Mg Online without Prescription would also apply to ETI. Their SETI program wouldn’t have detected human civilization even Buy Xanax Online as recently as say 200 years ago.

To find the rest, that is most life throughout the cosmos, we need to Boldly Go and travel to the stars. Ditto ETI.

There are no natural physical laws, relationships or principles that would prevent this, and that applies to ETI as well.

We’ve only just begun to Boldly Go, taking our first few baby steps into our own shallow waters that ultimately lead to the great depths of the cosmic ocean. ETI (in general) has had potentially vastly more time in which to sail the cosmic ocean and way more time to become more advanced technologically – as in interstellar spaceflight capability. We’ve only had roughly 4.5 billion years to get to where we are today; our cosmic (Milky Way Galaxy) neighbours have had potentially an additional 5.5 billion years on top of that since our galaxy is roughly ten billion years old.

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