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Contact with Alien Civilizations

Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials

  • Authors
  • Michael A. G. Michaud

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book describes a wide variety of speculations by many authors about the consequences for humanity of coming into contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. The assumptions underlying those speculations are examined, and some conclusions are drawn. As necessary background, the book also includes brief summaries of the history of thinking about extraterrestrial intelligence, searches for life and for signals, contrasting paradigms of how contact might take place, and the paradox that those paradigms allegedly create.

Keywords

Alien Aliens Contact Intelligence technology

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