PODCAST OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Michael Peres Podcast, this first episode is part of a series discussing The Fermi Paradox. More specifically, propositions to The Fermi Paradox. Before we delve into what The Fermi Paradox is, let's first cover some key introductory concepts. This episode will not discuss The Fermi Paradox just yet. Hang in there, and enjoy this first episode! 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Murphy's Law
  • Anthropic Principle
  • SETI Institute
  • Drake Equation
  • Copernican Principle
  • Mediocrity Principle 
  • Uniformity Principle
  • Kardashev Scale

 


PREFACE

MURPHY’S LAW

Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.

THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE

The anthropic principle is a philosophical consideration that observations of the Universe must be compatible with the conscious and sapient life that observes it.

THE SETI INSTITUTE

Our mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. We have a passion for discovery, and for sharing knowledge as scientific ambassadors to the public, the press, and the government. 

THE DRAKE EQUATION

THE COPERNICAN PRINCIPLE

In physical cosmology, the Copernican principle, is an alternative name of the mediocrity principle, or theprinciple of relativity, stating that humans (the Earth, or the Solar system) are not privileged observers of the universe.

THE MEDIOCRITY PRINCIPLE

The mediocrity principle is the philosophical notion that “if an item is drawn at random from one of several sets or categories, it’s likelier to come from the most numerous category than from any one of the less numerous categories”.

THE UNIFORMITY PRINCIPLE

The uniformity of nature is the principle that the course of nature continues uniformly the same, e.g. if X is the cause Y, then Y will necessarily exist whenever X exists. In particular, the uniformities observed in the past will hold for the present and future as well.

THE KARDASHEV SCALE

The scale was originally designed in 1964 by the Russian astrophysicist  Nikolai Kardashev (who was looking for signs of extraterrestrial life within cosmic signals). It has 3 base classes, each with an energy disposal level: Type I (10¹⁶W), Type II (10²⁶W), and Type III (10³⁶W). Other astronomers have extended the scale to Type IV (10⁴⁶W) and Type V (the energy available to this kind of civilization would equal that of all energy available in not just our universe, but in all universes and in all time-lines). These additions consider both energy access as well as the amount of knowledge the civilizations have access to.



Michael Peres is a serial tech entrepreneur, software engineer, mathematician, and radio host. Michael is currently the CEO and founder of four successful tech start-ups, two media organizations, and a technical science podcast, the Michael Peres Podcast. Michael also provides software engineering expertise to a portfolio of hundreds of successful companies, start-ups, and prominent figures. Michael carries multiple degrees, including Computer Science, Mathematics, and Data Communications, and he is currently pursuing a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
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