The Future’s Most Important Possibility: Contact With Extraterrestrial Life

Forget Bad ETs — What If They Are The Good Guys?

As a kid raised on science fiction shows like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Space:1999, I have always taken it for granted that contact with extraterrestrial life is looming on the horizon for humanity. As an optimist, I tend to see this as something that would be full of possibility, and indeed the very thing we need, rather than something to fear.

The Drake equation postulates several things, and in doing so, predicts the possibility of extraterrestrial life contacting us…

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