Big Picture Science – Anthropocene and Heard: Doug Vakoch
by Gary Niederhoff on April 1, 2013
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Part 4 of Anthropocene and Heard, featuring Doug Vakoch, director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, on the last few variables in the Drake Equation: intelligent life, civilization, and longevity.
If scientists ever succeed in making contact with extraterrestrial beings, who gets to steer the conversation? Indeed, how do we even have a conversation? Despite what Gene Roddenberry told you... (read more)