Black Holes as Attractors for Intelligent Civilisations

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Black Holes as Attractors for Intelligent Civilisations

Clément Vidal (ECCO, VUB)

 

Abstract

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) can probe into the existence of more advanced intelligent life. What kind of higher-level intelligent signatures can we seek?  We contend with scientific, societal, technological, computational, complexity and philosophical arguments that black holes are attractors for intelligence. Observing black holes is thus a new potentially successful SETI search strategy. More generally, testing this or other similar conjectures can guide the future of humanity in the universe.