Live talk today: Implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for ETI

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Today, the SETI Institute will host Ray Kurzweil, the director of the singularity University. He will discuss the implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. The talk can be seen in live on the web and will start at 1pm PDT (July 2).

Here the abstract: The law of accelerating returns (which states that the key measures of information technology progress at an exponential not linear rate) has important implications for our interpretation of the Drake formula and the likelihood of finding ETI’s in our light sphere. Ray Kurzweil will present this special lecture for the Singularity University (http://singularityu.org) and the SETI Institute.

It looks interesting and I am very curious to see what he will say. If you want to see the talk in live, it will be broadcast on the web at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ray-kurzweil.

I am attaching the flyer of the talk. If you miss it, It will be later available on our Colloquium series webpage: http://www.seti.org/csc/lectures and on iTunes.

See you there virtually maybe?

F.

click on the image to get a complete PDF of the poster.
click on the image to get a complete PDF of the poster.

About Franck Marchis

Dr. Franck Marchis is a Researcher at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute since July 2007. Over the past 15 years, he has dedicated his research to the study of our solar system using mainly ground-based telescopes equipped with adaptive optics. More recently he has been also involved in the definition of new generation of AOs for 8 -10 m class telescopes and future Extremely Large Telescopes. He has developed algorithms to process and enhance the quality of images, both astronomical and biological, using fluorescence microscopy. His currently involved in the development of the Gemini Planet Imager, an extreme AO system for the Gemini South telescope which will be capable of imaging and record spectra of exoplanets orbiting around nearby stars.

One Response to Live talk today: Implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for ETI

  1. persipina says:

    I would like to talk to you about 2012 don’t think that I believe in all this stuff well I do but not completly. you were the only person I could be able to contactand the questions are more about space than 2012.

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