Intelligent Alien Life Could Be Found by 2040

SETI researcher is predicting good odds for detection of alien life by 2040

By 2040 or so, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems to give themselves a great shot of discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals, said Seth Shostak of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, Calif.

“I think we’ll find E.T. within two dozen years using these sorts of experiments,” Shostak said.

Seth gave a talk at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts. “Finding Cosmic Company: A Transformative Event of the 21st Century”

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