The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

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If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence in every conceivable way. While scores of philosophers, scientists and futurists have prophesied the rise of artificial intelligence and the impending…

Darwin Considered the Existence of ETs, and Alien Origins of Life on Earth

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It has long been supposed that the origins of life on planet Earth may have been far more alien at the outset than many have considered. Recent studies even suggest that certain proteins that could have served as the building blocks for life on our planet may have been first introduced via an extraterrestrial carrier,…

No space jockeys, no time travel: five things the new Alien film should avoid

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Director Neill Blomkamp is inheriting a rich but sometimes troubled film franchise – here are a few ways he can steer clear of his predecessor’s missteps The news that director Neill Blomkamp is moving ahead with his plan for a new Alien movie presents many more questions than it does answers. The saga that launched…