Dr. Douglas Vakoch, Part 2 – “To Work Without Guarantees” – TWP048

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Our species cannot comprehend the time and distances inherent in interstellar communication. But noone understands this conundrum better than astrobiologist Douglas Vakoch. A year and a half after our first interview we catch up with his METI project to find out what it is like to dedicate one’s life to the longest term project in the history of human endeavor.

Episode Links:

METI

Georgina Torbet

Sonar Calling – The organization that collaborated with METI to send music to a distant solar system.

His Master’s Voice by Stanislav Lem

Carl Sagan’s hysterical but brilliant description of Flatland.

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