Category Archives: Drake Equation

Extraterrestrial Life

It seems to me…. “I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” ~ Stephen Hawking[1]. The Drake equation[2] is a probabilistic argument … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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SETI – Is Anyone Out There

It seems to me… There has been considerable discussion regarding the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe (yes, that implies “intelligent” life actually exists here on Earth) and, if it does, why it has so far not been … Continue reading

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