The only reason we haven't yet detected communication signals from alien civilizations is because we don't have the computing power required to scan the universe for weak radio transmission signals that would indicate intelligent life. But within twenty years, advances in computing power -- if Moore's Law holds -- should give human civilization the computing muscle it needs to scan every star in our galaxy in a search for intelligent signals.
This is the news from a top SETI astronomer who says there should be anywhere from 10,000 to 1,000,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy alone, not to mention all the other billions of galaxies. If Drake's Equation holds true, our universe is absolutely teeming with life.
This is exciting news because it indicates that we may find answers to this question in our own lifetime. The detection of a verified intelligent signal from another world would, to put it lightly, rock our own world. The religious, spiritual and philosophical implications are enormous.
Of course, I'm one of the people who believes there's already life on Mars -- not intelligent life capable of radio signals, but living, breathing microbes. If you follow the reports from NASA, you'll find that the evidence is overwhelming. But NASA has so far remained silent on the issue.
A discovery from SETI would be a whole different discovery: intelligent life, capable of broadcasting radio signals! The day we discover this, if we do, will change humanity forever.
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