If We Ever Encounter Extraterrestrial Intelligence it is Overwhelmingly Likely to be Post-Biological

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“I think we could spend at least a few percent of our time… looking in the directions that are maybe not the most attractive in terms of biological intelligence but maybe where sentient machines are hanging out.” Shostak thinks SETI ought to consider expanding its search to the energy– and matter-rich neighborhoods of hot stars, black holes and neutron stars.

Before the year 2020,