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What If We Lived in a Galactic Zoo? – Guest: Douglas Vakoch of METI

Feb. 14, 2020

Do you ever feel like you're being watched... by aliens? The "Zoo Hypothesis" as it is known in science circles speculates that some form of advanced, alien beings are watching us but deliberately not contacting us so as to not interfere with our evolution. Sort of like "Star Trek's" Prime Directive. But what if we reached out to them first and let them know we'd like to meet? Is that even a good idea or could it lead to unintentionally attracting the attention of a malevolent species who might want to attack us? Teddy and Richard are joined by world-renowned astrobiologist and President of METI (Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Life) Douglas Vakoch to seriously ponder, "what If we lived in a galactic zoo?" Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.   Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.   Join us online: Web site https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show If you’d like to sponsor this podcast, please get in contact with our partners at Notorious - [email protected] Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson Voice of What If: Peter Schmiedchen Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Ira Haberman and Stephen Henrik Technical producers: Adam Karch and Antosia Fiedur Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh  Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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