Where the heck is everyone?
Mentioned in the show:
- This American Life Episode 617: Fermi’s Paradox The show that started the conversation.
- Drake Equation
- Fermi Paradox
- Joining The Culture is a reference to an amazing series of books by Iain M. Banks.
- Proxima Centuri b is a planet in the habitable zone of Sol’s nearest neighbor.
- Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), a way to listen in on gravity waves, which are a power better way to observe/communicate at long distance.
- Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a future trio of satellites, is another way to listen in on gravity waves.
- The Orbital Mechanics interview LISA Pathfinder PI Paul McNamera, who is very, very good at describing the observation of gravity waves, and describes the predecessor mission of LISA.
- Elementary, Dear Data is a Star Trek The Next Generation Episode.
- KIC 8462852, AKA Tabby’s Star
- WOW! Signal
- The Mechanics and Meaning of That Ol’ Dial-Up Modem Sound, a very, very good Atlantic article.
- Novikov Self-Consisency Principle
- Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie. Trilogy box set for $40 at time of publishing.