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Internalizing null extraterrestrial “signals”: An astrobiological app for a technological society

Eric J. Chaisson;
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  • Published: 27 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
One of the beneficial outcomes of searching for life in the Universe is that it grants greater awareness of our own problems here on Earth. Lack of contact with alien beings to date might actually comprise a null "signal" pointing humankind toward a viable future. Astrobiology has surprising practical applications to human society; within the larger cosmological context of cosmic evolution, astrobiology clarifies the energetic essence of complex systems throughout the Universe, including technological intelligence that is intimately dependent on energy and likely will be for as long as it endures. The "message" contained within the "signal" with which today's so...
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free text keywords: Physics - Popular Physics, Universe, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Per capita, Physical cosmology, Civilization, Drake equation, Astrobiology, Fermi paradox, Extraterrestrial life, Energy rate density
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