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TED talk notes #2, Jill Tarter: Why the search for alien intelligence matters

“we live on a fragile island of life”
“if we’re alone…incredible waste of space”
discovering other cultured civilizations could enhance humanity’s bonds with each other
“we’re a billion year lineage of wandering stardust”
SETI began 50 years ago
sun is one of 400 billion stars in Milky Way, among 100 billion other galaxies (!)
the more we learn the wider our “livable space” becomes (eg, the more habitable stars we’ve discovered, the more species we’ve discovered here on Earth that live in extreme environments)
SETI is the archaeology of the future (when we look into the night sky, we’re looking into our past)
on Earth, life happened quickly, Earth spent majority of its time (90+%) developing life, not waiting for it to arise
Copernican revolution changed our thinking in many areas (astronomy, physics, theology), discovery of ETI would be comparable
Drake conducted first SETI observation of distant stars
“we all belong to one tribe, Earthlings”

Here’s my ongoing list of TED talk notes. I’m now adding some old unpublished notes. #1 was a James Cameron talk.

TED talk notes #4, Charles Leadbetter: Education innovation in the slums
Monday November 02, 2020

in slums to make things work: pull not push (they need to demand, seek learning) make learning second, activity/interest first, “teach through” (eg, learn music theory THROUGH playing instruments) mass education started with social entrepreneurship model in 19th century (in other words, innovative, grounds-up individuals and ideas with creative sources of funding) current school system is […]

Lesotho 2020. Market falls 19% and Toyota keeps dominating sales
Tuesday September 29, 2020

Lesotho vehicles market in 2020 reports a drop as the pandemic influences sales. Indeed, 449 units were sold Year To Date until August, losing 19% compared to last year. Toyota  (-24.1%) maintains the leadership by a very large margin, while Volvo was the worst performer, with a 80% drop in sales.   Economic Environment Lesotho is […]

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