Talks at Google – Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Google Talks by Astrophysicist Adam Frank. Credit: Google.

Talks at Google is a regular feature that according to Google “brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers all in one place.” This talk features Astrophysicist Adam Frank.

In this talk Frank discusses his recently released book “Light of the Stars.”

The book publisher describes Light of the Stars as “the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change.”

Frank wants us to “think like a planet”. Frank is a contributor to the New York Times, NPR and science advisor for Marvel’s “Dr. Strange”.

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 18 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 25 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.