Dyson Spheres Key to Find Alien Civilizations Higher on Kardashev Scale
Searching for intelligent life in the universe? Then look for their energy source. An update on the hunt for Dyson Spheres.
In June of 1960, astrophysicist Freeman Dyson published his paper Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation in the journal Science. In it he argued a way to detect intelligent life in the universe by finding their energy signature that would be created by, he presumed a highly advanced technology.
He wrote, “If extraterrestrial intelligent beings exist and have reached a high level of technical development, one byproduct of their energy metabolism is likely to be the large-scale conversion of starlight into far-infrared radiation.”
Dyson, who died one year ago this month at age 96, believed that an advanced technology would harness solar power from a star with an array of solar panels. He explained in a 2003 interview that he once described it as a biosphere, but since then this theory has been known as a Dyson Sphere.
Dr. Seth Shostak Sr. Astronomer at the SETI Institute explains, “If you’re looking for E.T., if you’re looking for intelligence elsewhere in the universe, you’ve got to figure there are societies out there that are way more advanced than we are, you know the universe has been around for a long time. And they may have constructed something like a Dyson Sphere, or more accurately a Dyson Swarm, or something we can see. And there have actually been searches for alien Dyson Spheres.”
Are Alien Abductions Simply the Result of Lucid Dreams?
Could some alien abduction encounters actually be lucid dreams? The latest research on the phenomenon in a new report out of Russia hints at just that. Researchers at The Phase Research Center in Russia sought to find out in a new study recently published in the International Journal of Dream Research.
A lucid dream is a dream where the person knows they are dreaming while they are still in the dream. In the study, 152 volunteers of experienced lucid dreamers were prompted to experience aliens and UFOs in their lucid dreams—of those, 75 percent had alien and UFO encounters in a lucid dream, 61 percent said they had encountered alien-like creatures, and 28 percent said they encountered UFOs.
For the lead researcher and founder of The Phase Research Center, Michael Raduga, there was a personal connection to this study.
“It happened more than 20 years ago, I believed I experienced a typical alien abduction story; I was abducted,” he said. “It happened upon awaking, with sleep paralysis, with a lot of fear, levitating, and so on. And I believed in this for two years, but then I started to practice lucid dreams and out-of-body travels, and it helped me to understand that all the time I was experiencing the same thing.”