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We will have found intelligent aliens
Seth Shostak has predicted we will have found aliens by 2050
Alien-hunting astronomer Seth Shostak of the SETI project (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) bet fellow astronomers a cup of coffee that we should find aliens within two dozen years in a 2012 Ted Talk.
That means we could be in contact with ET by 2036 (and Shostak means intelligent life, rather than microbes or similar).
Shostak has since doubled down on his prediction, saying that newer measurements suggest there could be billions of Earth-like worlds.
That means that if Earth is the only place with life, it’s like a winner in a lottery where the odds are a billion to one, Shostak says.
Shostak says, ‘That may be the strongest argument for life in space. Because, if there isn’t any, there’s something really exceptional about what’s happened here on Earth. While that’s not ruled out by the data, it does seem a little self-centered.’