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IT Security and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Why have we not found extraterrestrial life? Could it have something to do with IT security?

With now thousands of habitable planets spotted, some people are starting to worry that the fact that we have not yet received any intelligent signal from outer space means that perhaps there is no intelligent life outside of earth. 

Or even worse: that it existed before, but didn’t survive. That perhaps there exists a step in every intelligent society where they – accidentally – obliterate themselves. Perhaps a weapon that is just a little too powerful, a drug (or social platform?) that is just too addictive, a virus that is too effective or a scientific discovery that -‘whoops’- turns the planet into a flaming ball of plasma. This could then of course also spell doom for mankind, as these things may lie in our future. [...]

 

To read the whole post and interact, please visit the SogetiLabs blog: IT Security and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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