Alien Minds: What is Possible, and What Can We Do with Them?

Track:
Culture
What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 18   02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (1 hour)

Given the different paths that evolution can take, there is no reason to think that extraterrestrial intelligence would look or work like ours. Human intelligence is thought to have developed from evolutionary pressures around deception and detecting deception in troupes of primate. How different would intelligence be if it evolved from other ecological niches? Are there universal constants that define or constrain the nature of intelligence? Can we communicate with something truly alien?

Moderator
Escape Pod
Assistant Editor
Participant
Lawrence Technological University
Professor Emeritus
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