Tag Archive: Extraterrestrial life

Study: Self-replicating alien space probes in our solar system?

” A group of researchers from Edinburgh University have said that based solely on the age of the universe and feasible interstellar flight technology, “self replicating” probes from alien civilizations could already have arrived in our solar system.

   According to mathematicians Arwen Nicholson and Duncan Forgan, in a paper entitled “Slingshot Dynamics for Self Replicating Probes and the Effect on Exploration Timescales,” published on July 5, 2013, in the journal Astrobiology, alien space probes propelled to the vicinity of our Sun using the gravitational field of stars rather than of planets, as humans have accomplished with the Voyager space probes, could already be in our solar system, but it could be that we are unable to detect them.”

Alien Life May Be Found In Next 10 Years: World Economic Forum


” The attendees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting were presented with an analysis of the “unheralded dangers” in an 80-page document that highlighted several unforeseen risk factors facing the world and how global cultural outlook with regard to humanity’s conception of its place in the universe may need to evolve to adapt to some of the most exotic of these unforeseen challenges

According to Nature.com, WEF asked its editors and journalists to identify five of the most potentially disruptive of the “unheralded” risks, which they dubbed ‘X factors.'”

The report put together by Nature, titled “Global Risks 2013,” came up with a list of five “X factors” that world leaders need to prepare for to avoid what it described as “systemic shocks and catastrophic events.” The “X factors” are described in the reports as factors that “no country alone can prevent.”

The report illustrates the notion of an “X factor” as an “unheralded” event that may suddenly confront humanity:

“Neuroscientists, for instance, are avidly pursuing drugs and devices that could deliver real cognitive enhancement — not just sharpening our alertness and ability to focus, as certain drugs already do, but upping our intellectual firepower.

” … and the possible social consequences of contact with alien life. [emphasis mine]”

The report asserted that humanity may have to face “the possible social consequences of contact with alien life” and discussed its significance in the context of its discussion of the need for “national resilience” in response to global risks in the next 10 years.”