Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence

In yesterday's post, Robert Anton Wilson says that "the search for Immortality, for Higher Cosmic Intelligences and for metaprogramming of the human nervous system to increase intelligence and expand awareness (Neurologic) are the three most hopeful directions for science and for humanity today."

One of these goals, the search for "Higher Comic Intelligences," is within reach of anyone who owns a computer.

The SETI@home project uses distributed computing to aid scientists who are searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. Users download and install a free program that downloads and analyzes data from radio telescopes. It's not difficult; I've been participating in the program on and off for years, using different computers. (Note: If you don't own the computer you want to use for this, for example a computer you use at work, ask permission first.)

1 comment:

Oz Fritz said...

You said:
One of these goals, the search for "Higher Comic Intelligences," is within reach of anyone who owns a computer.

Eddie Izzard = a "Higher Comic Intelligence"