Sunday, March 06, 2011

2011 Global Competitiveness Forum - Contact Learning From Outer Space

Here are the presentations from the recent Global Competitiveness Forum held in Saudi Arabia, which featured a panel about ET life ("Contact Learning From Outer Space"), from various perspectives.

Stanton Friedman

Nick Pope

Michio Kaku

Zaghloul El Naggar

Jacques Vallee

Not quite the same as being there, but a fascinating and thought-provoking cross-section of views nonetheless.

Paul Kimball


Terry the Censor said...

Nick Pope, always eager to please, plays to (his perception of) the desires of the audience, and so makes the least useful, most clich├ęd comments imaginable.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Well, Terry, we'll just have to disagree on this one. I thought Nick's speech was the best precisely because it was specifically tailored for that particular audience. The whole focus of those conferences was on global competitiveness, so Pope's approach —there's $$ to be made in the search for ET!— was well played.

After that my 2nd favorite was Vallee's. Michio and Stan are always fun to hear, but somehow I feel they kept using their usual arguments —the ant analogy, the blacked out memos, etc.

Red Pill Junkie said...

PS: Though, to be fair, Stan's statement that "the future is not an extrapolation of the past" was brilliant :)