We already have the tools we need. It’s time to use them.
You might be a superb host to human guests, but if an alien showed up on your doorstep looking for some hospitality, would your usual offerings be enough?
Dictionaries are typically viewed as being value-neutral. But they are just as steeped in culture and prejudice as the rest of the world—and they have the power to shape what we see as “normal.”
We usually think that exploration and settlement of outer space are all about technological innovation, but we’ll need more than that to do it right.
We’ve already left permanent marks on other worlds. Do we have a responsibility to protect the solar system?
A brief encounter with a new artificial intelligence suggests we may not be able to control the message we send to extraterrestrial intelligences.