Alien encounter may not be happy one, says Nobel Prize winner
"I think it is probably not the smartest thing to tell the aliens where we are, as any encounter with aliens may not be a happy one," said Schmidt during the 28th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held here from Aug. 21 to 31.
"Aliens may not be something that we need to worry about. It will be so far away and it takes so long to travel from point A to point B in the universe that it won't be a problem. But it will happen when it happens," said Schmidt, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
Before their discovery, it was commonly thought that the expansion of the universe was slowing down. However, their findings show that dark energy pushes every galaxy apart and the universe will continue to expand at a quicker pace and eventually fade away.
According to his research, it will be harder to reach another planet in an accelerating universe, meaning it is less likely to meet higher intelligent extraterrestrial life in the future.
"The future of the universe seems to be dark. Things are getting faster and faster. In terms of looking for aliens, it's gonna be quite a challenge. It may never happen. Things like us are probably very rare in the universe," he said.
In 2010, Stephen Hawking, one of world's most famous theoretical physicists, said humans should be extremely cautious of extraterrestrial life and attempts to make contact with alien races is "a little too risky."
Schmidt agrees with Hawking and said humans have more things to worry about. "The reality is that the sun is going to give out on us in about 4 billion years, and is becoming very hot. So in the future about 800 million years from now we need to figure out how to deal with that first."
( via news.xinhuanet.com )
apollo20 wrote September 13, 2012 11:05:31 PM CEST
I agree Mike2k12,every time I go to read the comments and add something myself there is always someone whining about the site,which is awesome and free might I add.If you don't like whats going on and can't follow the rules canubis fly the frig somewhere else.Be thankful your not IP banned big-time.Back on topic,its funny that these scientists still look at things as if our technology is the only way to travel great distances and that an other inteligence that could be a billion years ahead of us hasn't solved this.Black ops has solved this years ago according to the late Ben Rich of skunk works !
bd189 wrote September 8, 2012 7:30:33 AM CEST
trying to propagandise us again. if any alien species is capable of transgalactic travel they ARE NOT LIKE THE MOVIE INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!!!!!! they would never survive past our point of their history! the rockefeller, rothschild, al queada factions of their society would have wiped out their world before transgalactic travel was possible. now they may have some here testing who deserves to join them and who doesn't like south park's 'pinewood derby episode' but guess what? as soon as rockefeller/bush/obama/romney decide on world genocide, FOX DIE!
Mike2k12 wrote August 30, 2012 10:11:18 AM CEST
Canubis if you're going to keep on posting babble on every video and thread about yourself being banned, then I'm not suprised you got banned in the first place.
There is a place to complain and it's not on every damn video and thread on here.
I personally would IP ban you and be done with it!
Canubis wrote August 28, 2012 1:45:28 PM CEST
im tired of being banned and taken out from the situation that has nothign to do with the forum mods who wouldnt know shit, as it is I and some that make all this possible to be fuked by homosexual and hermaphrodite mods