Could it be that aliens are trying to communicate with us right now, but we’re just not listening in the right way? They might have chosen a specific frequency, time or method of communication that we just never thought to try. In game theory, two players can co-operate towards a common goal even without communication. The idea is called a Schelling point – today we’ll explore what this is and how it affects our search for life in the Universe.
Written & presented by Prof David Kipping. Thanks to Prof Jason Wright for discussions on this topic!