Royal Society Meeting Today And Tomorrow To Discuss “Scientific And Societal Agenda On Extraterrestrials”
Towards a scientific and societal agenda on extra-terrestrial life
05 October 2010
Should extra-terrestrial life exist, upcoming efforts will provide living generations with a realistic chance of its detection. Even more than the scientific agenda, a corresponding complementary societal agenda needs to be debated. With a mix of invited talks and panel debates, we particularly look into the detection of life, the communication with potential extra-terrestrial civilizations, the implications for the future of humanity, and the political processes that are required.
Four panel debates include
Calling ET, or not even answering the phone?
Societal questions raised by the detection of extra-terrestrial life
What could studies of extra-terrestrial life tell us about the future of humanity?
Extra-terrestrial life and arising political issues for the UN agenda