Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum

“Hello Universe”

When
Tue May 9
Where
Hangen Szechuan Restaurant
Time
11:45am to 1:00pm
Cost
$12
Tags
Educational Organizations, Organizations, Technology

Description

Douglas Vakoch

“Hello Universe”

Douglas Vakoch is president of Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (METI), a San Francisco based organization that plans to send messages to civilizations around distant stars by the end of 2018. Prior to starting METI, Douglas was director of Interstellar Message Composition at Mountain View’s SETI Institute. METI has just held a workshop in Paris, "What Is Life?: An Extraterrestrial Perspective." In May METI will hold a meeting in St. Louis to discuss the risks and benefits of sending intentional signals to other stars.

Douglas will summarize the challenges of composing interstellar messages, describe the controversial aspects of the project (for example, if aliens are hostile, do we really want them to know where we are?), and note possible targets for the first messages.

More Info

Link
http://tian.greens.org/TASC.shtml
Call
650 969-7215

Comments

Location

  1. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant
    134 Castro St, Mountain View, CA