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Kaku: 'We will contact aliens this century'


Posted on Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 | Comment icon 80 comments

Kaku believes that ET contact will happen this century. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Campus Party Brasil
Dr. Michio Kaku maintains that contact with an alien civilization will happen before the century is out.
The theoretical physicist, author and futurist made the prediction during a Reddit AMA last week.

"Let me stick my neck out," he wrote. "I personally feel that within this century, we will make contact with an alien civilization, by listening in on their radio communications."

"But talking to them will be difficult, since they could be tens of light years away. So, in the meantime, we must decipher their language to understand their level of technology. Are they Type I, II, or III??? And what are their intentions. Are they expansive and aggressive, or peaceful."

"Another possibility is that they land on the White House lawn and announce their existence. But I think that is unlikely, since we would be like forest animals to them, i.e. not worth communicating with."

The 'types' he refers to are based on the Kardashev scale, which measures how advanced an alien civilization is likely to be based on the amount of energy they are able to harness and use.

A video of Kaku describing these categories in his own words can be viewed below.


Source: Space.com | Comments (80)

Tags: Michio Kaku, Aliens

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #71 Posted by glorybebe on 3 March, 2018, 18:49
Primer Minister?  No such Prime Minister of Canada named Paul Hellyer   https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hellyer Not posting researched facts like that makes me disregard the rest of your post.
Comment icon #72 Posted by Dejarma on 3 March, 2018, 18:49
I have no idea what the F I'm talking about either! It sometimes takes me 5 minutes to realize the computer keyboard's upside down. So I understand how you feel, Sir still, s==t happens dont it
Comment icon #73 Posted by Merc14 on 3 March, 2018, 19:41
Been there, done that, doing it now in some other thread.  
Comment icon #74 Posted by tmcom on 5 March, 2018, 13:46
Wise man, but radio communications, maybe. There is so much advanced junk about, that NASA only needs to show some, and the lid is off the can or worms. Also interesting how some say, l believe in aliens, but if one is close by l don't. Or if evidence is shown a don't. A bit like "l come in peace, but shoot to kill", lol. And we don't know what is on the surface, but blue skys, and cs are involved.
Comment icon #75 Posted by crystal sidewalk on 6 March, 2018, 7:22
You're correct, he was Canadian Defense Minister serving under the Prime Minister. Apologies! To me, the fact he worked in Defense makes his assertions even more interesting. I'm sad you'd disregard other information, such as the Prime Minister of Japan, because of one error in a post. After all, even our own Jimmy Carter publicly stated he had seen extraterrestrials . To me the point of discussion is to arrive at the truth together, not disregard it.
Comment icon #76 Posted by Dejarma on 7 March, 2018, 0:43
no he didn't   who's disregarded the truth? what truth?
Comment icon #77 Posted by imrunningthismonkeyfarm on 7 March, 2018, 3:03
ive heard theres an race of ET's waiting until the human population is over 15 billion which will coinside with machios prediction. apparently theyre on their way and we're on the menu, if anyone is interested.
Comment icon #78 Posted by psyche101 on 7 March, 2018, 3:58
Other galaxies don't factor. Just the andromeda galaxy would take two and a half million years to get there even if we could travel at the speed of light which we can't. They might as well not exist if they do and I'll agree the statistics point at life, but Kaku is no stranger to grandiose claims. 
Comment icon #79 Posted by OverSword on 7 March, 2018, 16:31
snip
Comment icon #80 Posted by OverSword on 7 March, 2018, 16:35
He absolutely did not ever say such a thing.  He said he saw a UFO. 


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