Published in



Maybe Let’s Not Try to Talk to Aliens

In an effort to speed up the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, some researchers are sending messages into the cosmos. We may not like the answer.

Illustration: Jon Han

Asteroids, supervolcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, engineered viruses, artificial intelligence




The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

Recommended from Medium

Distributed networks, and organizations’ new ways

A Scalable Urban Design and the Single Building City

Smart urban technologies in Latin America: a Regional Landscape

Industry 4.0: how the world will change in 10 years

How Technology is Really Helping the World

Core Skills for the Digital / Cognitive Age

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Bryan Walsh

Bryan Walsh

Journalist, author, dad. Former TIME magazine editor and foreign correspondent. Author of END TIMES, a book about existential risk and the end of the world.

More from Medium

Earth Hour Explained: All About Earth Hour Movement

Safeguarding Biodiversity Means Conserving 44% of Earth’s Land

The Future City Will Be Smart But Not Quiet At All…

10 BEST Pieces of Evidence for Intelligent Alien Life