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Aliens - The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life-logo

Aliens - The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Jim Al-Khalili

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact. Included in this audiobook are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game? For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question. Read by Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, Paul Michael, and Kimberly Farr

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact. Included in this audiobook are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game? For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question. Read by Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, Paul Michael, and Kimberly Farr
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In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact. Included in this audiobook are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game? For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question. Read by Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, Paul Michael, and Kimberly Farr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Various

Length:

8h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:36