Although many believe that intelligent life thrives throughout the cosmos, today, we have found no hard scientific evidence of their existence. Experts even disagree that intelligence of human quality is the normal culmination of evolution.
However, many physicists believe that some kind of humanoid-type life with sense organs similar to ours has probably developed in other places and times, although skin type, facial arrangement, number of digits etc. could differ from ours. The big question is why haven’t they contacted us? Of course, UFO enthusiasts believe they have, but this proof is too sketchy for mainstream science to accept. Once we discover ETs, how might we communicate? One school of thought centers on harnessing wormholes.
These theoretical marvels could carry us, or at least our information, to vast distances in space instantly.
Cern researchers have focused on this idea in their efforts to create mini-black holes.
Another idea bandied about includes hyperspace technology, theorized by the late German physicist Burkhard Heim, which can exceed light-speed allowing spaceships to travel 11 light years in just 80 days.
If either of these concepts becomes reality, we could truly begin our rush to space, and in the process, we could reformat our bodies using genetic engineering to accommodate different planet environments.
This might give future humans a very alien-like appearance.
Wormholes could also make time travel possible. Today’s UFO sightings might actually be mistaken for humans traveling back in time from a distant planet, returning to Earth to meet their descendants.
One reason suggested as to why intelligent ETs have not made contact, is that we are just not interesting enough for any species, advanced enough to reach our planet, to make the visit.
However, regardless of why they haven’t made contact yet, forward thinkers believe we will discover ETs on an earth-like planet in the next two-to-three decades, and by harnessing at least data-only wormhole technologies (hopefully by mid-century or so), we will be able to introduce ourselves and exchange information with our newfound friends.
Welcome to the Federation.
Dick Pelletier is a weekly columnist who writes about future science and technologies for numerous publications. He's also appeared on various TV shows, and he blogs at Immortaltech.
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