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New Assumptions to Guide SETI ResearchThe recent Kepler discoveries of Earth-like planets offer the opportunity to focus our attention on detecting signs of life and technology in specific planetary systems, but I feel we need to become more flexible in our assumptions. The reason is that, while it is still reasonable and conservative to assume that life is most likely to have originated in conditions similar to ours, the vast time differences in potential evolutions render the likelihood of "matching" technologies very slim. In light of these challenges I propose a more "aggressive" approach to future SETI exploration in directions that until now have received little consideration.
Document ID
20180001925
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Colombano, S. P.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
March 19, 2018
Publication Date
March 15, 2018
Subject Category
Exobiology
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN53461
Meeting Information
SETI Decoding Alien Intelligence Workshop(Mountain View, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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