Disputes over the existence of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ have been around for a long time.
At different times, humanity has attributed to them these or those qualities, but in the last 50 years, the opinion imposed by Hollywood has dominated popular culture that these are certainly “gray men” who fly over our planet in their ships and kidnap Earthlings for their inhuman experiences.
The director of the Institute for Policy Research, Sergei Markov, is convinced this is not so: the last thing an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳n̳ superintelligence might want is to hunt down “drunk Texas farmers”, reports riafan.ru.
“I did a little bit of research on the U̳F̳O̳ when I studied at the Moscow Aviation Institute in the aircraft faculty,” said the political scientist.
“Today, as far as e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳t̳i̳t̳a̳t̳i̳t̳e̳r̳e̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳t̳i̳t̳a̳t̳i̳t̳e̳e̳r̳e̳s̳e̳s̳t̳s̳t̳i̳i̳l̳i̳a̳a̳a̳i̳t̳i̳a̳s̳s̳s̳s̳s̳̳s̳̳s̳̳s̳̳s̳̳ way terms basis way: they form from time to time, but as our Universe is 14 billions of years old, and the suns only expand for 14 billion years, and the suns expand for several billion years” certain intelligent organisms explode and become extinct, having no time to make contact with each other. ”
The expert added that the concept of “sparkling” c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ is currently the most plausible. According to him, the probability that, in addition to people, there are other intelligent beings in the universe is extremely high.
“If a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳n̳s exist, then they are definitely not like us”, is convinced by Markov. – We can imagine a c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ consisting of some kind of pseudo jellyfish living in the ocean, or even mycelium! As you can see, there is practically no chance that they will come to us in a saucer. ”
The mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching filiform hyphae.
The political scientist noted that an intelligent life form in general can be carbon-free.
“You can talk, for example, about the c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳n̳ of radio waves”, suggested the expert. “But due to the prevalence of carbon and hydrogen in the Universe, it is more promising to think that the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳n̳s are ‘made’ of these chemical elements.