September 24, 2012

Evolution and the aliens

My friend Milan M. Cirkovic gave a talk here last week on Evolutionary Contingency and the Search for Life Elsewhere. It is now on YouTube:

Some people wonder why we at FHI care about alien life. But as Milan shows, there are some pretty profound links to existential risk and deep philosophical questions about the nature of intelligence, what we can observe, and what we might change into.

Posted by Anders3 at September 24, 2012 05:50 PM