TED Talk Challenge #11: Christoph Adami – Finding life we can’t imagine

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Currently we have no idea whether or not we’re the only intelligent life (heck, maybe even the only life) in the entire universe, but there are people out there who are looking. But with out limited technology and the distances involved in space travel it’s pretty much impossible to run down to each planet one by one and poke around in the mud. So what is one to do?

There are many answers to these questions. One is looking for planets that hold either ice or water in the hope that other species in the universe may have the same dependence on the liquid as we do.

Christoph Adami has a slightly different idea. He’s started looking for patterns that life holds, and using these patterns as ways of looking for life. It’s a rather unique idea and brings to light some things about life we may not have considered before.

This video runs for 19 minutes, but it will be useful in opening your mind to some different ways of thinking.



About Jamie D
I'm an entrepreneur and small business owner working in 3D animation and multimedia. I also have a keen interest in technology and education.

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