Why Can’t We See Evidence of Alien Life?

TED

Why Can't We See Evidence of Alien Life?

 Cognitive and TED collaboration

About the speaker

 Ray Laurence

Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, spent much of his career to date in tech journalism and publishing. In 2002, he became curator of the TED conference and has expanded it into a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading. And since TED talks now get around a billion views per year, he seems to be doing a pretty good job of it.

 The big issue

With a possible 50 million life-harbouring planets in the Milky Way alone, how come we seem to have no concrete proof of alien life? That’s the question Chris Anderson poses in this firework display of science fiction, science fact and conspiracy theories. Have intelligent alien societies been and gone? Does civilisation carry the seeds of its own destruction? Or are we simply going about looking for alien life in the wrong way?

Read the book

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

No, it’s not about string theory. This book is Chris Anderson’s guide to creating engaging and impactful short talks. If you want to find out how to electrify an audience and really hold a room, then this is the book for you.

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