Sunday, August 22, 2010

SETI Sets Sights on Sentient Machines

SETI, the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence program, has long been listening for radio signals they believe could have been issued by intelligent life somewhere in space, but a senior astronomer involved in the organization now says the search is being expanded to take into account drones and artificial intelligence, as well. Seth Shostak believes there would be little time between these intelligent lifeforms developing radio broadcast technology and AI tech would be relatively short.

While SETI will continue its hunt for biological alien life, if our own technological advancement is any indication, and we have yet to master space travel and other technology associated with ET, then this new direction may prove more fruitful than SETI's current research.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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