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What is the Lifetime of an Intelligent Communicating Civilization in the Drake Equation

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Presentation on the Lifetime of a Transatmospheric Civilization given at the Drake Equation Panel Discussion, Featuring Frank Drake Himself, at Harvard's Sanders Theater During Cambridge Science Week

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What is the Lifetime of an Intelligent Communicating Civilization in the Drake Equation

  1. 1. What is the Lifetime of Civilizations in a (Transatmospheric) Communicative State Martine Rothblatt United Therapeutics Corp 2017 Cambridge Science Festival “Are We Alone” with Frank Drake Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
  2. 2. Transcending Substrate Implies Transcending Extinction
  3. 3. Schrödinger Model Environment -Intent + Intent +/- Intent Negative Entropy Biology Technology Humanity Martine Rothblatt of unither.com 3
  4. 4. “Biology is the Cradle of Civilization, But One Does Not Stay in The Cradle Forever,” after Tsiolkovskii
  5. 5. martine4@gmail.com 5 Consciousness is to Brains as Flight Is to Birds: Similar Functions Arise From Diverse Forms
  6. 6. PROGENY INTEGRATES PEDIGREE “A Generally Accepted Cosmic Context for Humanity,” George Wald
  7. 7. FOR ME, N ≈ L*fc WHERE L >>106 & fc<10-6 If fc = 10-7, & L = 108, then N=10 & d = 16 KLY {1/107 extant species are fc & we are 90% bacteria}
  8. 8. What Can We Do Now?  TEACH THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS;  GRANT CITIZENSHIP & RESPECT TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS – They Pave the Way for Our Own Immigration from Cyberspace;  AGITATE FOR ‘FORM EQUALITY.’
  9. 9. Why Search for Communicants? • Life is Purposeful: Enjoy it, and Improve it For Others to Better Enjoy it • Spiritual Purpose: Admire & Augment the Beauty of Creation, Like Galileo & Van Gogh – Scientific Knowledge Is Art and Is Enjoyment • Biological Purpose: Be Fruitful & Multiply, So We Must Scan the Heavens as Homes 2B – Why Limit Ourselves to a Speck When We Have Before Us a Universe?

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