At METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), we send powerful, intentional signals to nearby stars, in the hope of receiving a response. As METI searches for life beyond Earth, we also foster awareness of the challenges facing our planet today. Our motto is “Hello, universe!”
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The search for extraterrestrials | Douglas Vakoch | TEDxGreenville
For over fifty years, astronomers have pointed their telescopes to the sky, looking for signals from advanced civilizations—a project called SETI, the search for extraterrestrial civilizations. So far, they’ve found nothing. But what if there *are* other civilizations out there, but they’re doing exactly what we are doing—simply listening, and not transmitting? I advocate a new approach to making contact called Active SETI, where we don’t simply listen for signals from extraterrestrials, but instead we send powerful, intentional radio signals to other star systems, in the hope of receiving a reply.
Douglas is president of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), a nonprofit research organization that transmits powerful, intentional radio signals to nearby stars, in the hope of eliciting a reply. As an elected member of the International Astronomical Union and the International Institute for Space Law, he explores the scientific and societal dimensions of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The Consequences of Finding ET's Signal
It is impossible to know when we will get our first contact and what this message will say, but we know that this discovery will have an ethical and political impact on our world. And then what will happen next? Will the detection of ET be dangerous or beneficial for humankind? Will it change everything, including our place in the universe or will we simply continue our life knowing that ‘We are not alone’?
For more than four decades, astronomers have been searching for techno-signatures: signals coming from distant technological civilizations. The first SETI searches began in the 1960s by searching for extraterrestrial radio waves and have more recently expanded to include optical (visible) signals, such as powerful laser pulses. We know that, like technological progress, the search is also accelerating, evolving with the development of new antenna arrays and new networks of telescopes which will soon be capable of listening to the entire sky, everywhere, and all the time.
To discuss these points, we invited four SETI researchers: Julia DeMarines, Astrobiologist and Science Communicator at the UC Berkeley SETI Research Center, Doug Vakoch, President of METI, Eliot Gillum, director of LASER SETI and Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute.
How to Design an Interstellar Message for Extraterrestrials
If you were to say something to an alien race, what would you say and how would you say it?
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A direct communication proposal to test the Zoo Hypothesis
One possible explanation for Fermi's Paradox is the Zoo Hypothesis which states that one or more extraterrestrial civilizations know of our existence and can reach us, but have chosen not to disturb us or even make their existence known to us.
METI's First Message is a Music Lesson for Aliens
The meat of the transmission was carefully crafted by METI International—the alien hunters so serious about Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence that they splintered off from the SETI Institute to get more ambitious. It's the first information-rich message they've sent since forming in 2015. And with this bit of code, constructed in partnership with the Spanish Sónar music festival and the Institute of Space Studies of Cataloniar, they want to teach aliens about music—one radio wave pulse at a time.
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Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence | GOOD & Hennessy
This is part of a series: The Long Game is a collaboration with Hennessy, exploring the impact, benefits, and risks of long-term thinking.
We talked to Douglas Vakoch, President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), about sending messages toward star systems light years away, initiating interstellar communications that could span generations, and challenging our mindset about vast time scales.
Douglas Vakoch - Sónar Calling GJ273b
Sónar launches Sónar Calling GJ 273b, a pioneering project uniting music and science to connect and communicate with alien life.
Douglas Vakoch - Calling the Cosmos
On the pro-side of the METI debate is METI President and Professor of Clinical Psychology Dr. Douglas Vakoch. METI, which stands for Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence is the act of reaching out to alien life forms to find out who might be in our universe. In his section of the debate, Douglas discusses why we should be using active METI to search our universe and why this act of calling the cosmos will help us join the galactic club and improve ours and other societies.
The CraveCast gets serious about contacting aliens, Ep. 22
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Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), stops by the studio to talk about making first contact.