The days of little green men are now a thing of the past. A very tiny yet super intelligent entity is being considered as a new idea of how the aliens really are. As per a NASA computer researcher, the present idea about aliens is extremely narrow.
Silvano P. Colombano who works in the Intelligent Systems Division of NASA believes that intelligent aliens might have visited our planet Earth already but still claims that humans may have failed to notice them owing to their small size.
Colombano suggests that the aliens may have looked a lot different than the usual human expectation about them. They may have been carbon-based organisms which may be roaming around us even now but remain unnoticed and undetected.
He says the super-intelligent extra-terrestrials would have technology which humans can’t even imagine and may also have interstellar travel capability.
This latest assumption or thought comes in after the space agency conducted its ‘Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ (SETI) program to scan and find if civilizations prevailed in the universe.
In the research paper, which was submitted by Colombano in the Decoding Alien Intelligence workshop in March, he said that the researchers are required to broaden their outlook on how the aliens look like.
In his report, Colombano insisted on the fact that the intelligence which humans find and which may choose to find them may not be produced at all by the carbon-based organisms like the humans.
He further noted that the researchers are required to revisit the most cherished assumptions about aliens made till now, from their lifespan till their height.
The typical lifespan of humans may no longer be limited. Besides, the size of the explorer may be similar to that of a very tiny extremely intelligent entity, he further said.
Colombano believes that the researchers are way too focused to follow modern and latest human technology in space. This may imply that they are missing out signs of civilization which thrive in an unknown planet which is far older than our planet, argues Colombano.
The inability to scan look for and understand how such an unknown planet may appear or look like further means that researchers are missing out signals of its presence.
Technological development began in a human civilization about ten thousand years ago while scientific methodologies began around five hundred years ago. Considering this fact, it can be predicted that humans might face the real issue in predicting technological development in the next 1000 years even. This is why there is a need for humans to reconsider their assumptions about the aliens, he says.
Colombano also warned about the present fast-radio bursts being evaluated may be out-dated, and thus physicists must use ‘speculative physics.’ He is asking the theories to be more solid in reality but must still hold certain willingness to expand possibilities related to nature of space-energy and time and speculation on what type of societies one can expect to discover.
The NASA researcher further claimed that not each of the UFO sightings till date could properly be denied or explained. The radio telescopes heard frequencies for the first time from FRB way back in the year 2011, but it was not discovered by the researchers until the year 2007 while they were evaluating the archival data. Moreover, it took many years for astronomers to actually come to terms that the telescope recordings were not false.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientists said that they could use the FRBs to study the evolution as well as the structure of the universe.
A massive population of FRBs far off can act as a material of probe. These materials blur out the signals which are emitted by cosmic microwave background. However, a careful study on these intervening materials can help get a better understanding about the cosmic constituents like the relative amounts of dark matter, ordinary matter as well as dark energy that affect the expansion rate of the universe.
In the end, Colombano concludes the research paper by proposing that we need to adopt a more aggressive approach on using FRBs to trace out what converted the hydrogen atoms pervading the early universe in the free protons and electrons when the temperature started cooling down after a Big Bang.