10 exoplanets that could host alien lifeChina's huge, alien-hunting radio telescope is finishing its testing phaseTo find intelligent alien life, humans may need to start thinking like an extraterrestrialLeonard David is the author of the book "Moon Rush: The New Space Race," published by National Geographic in May 2019. A longtime writer for Space.com, David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook. … [Read more...] about Ready, SETI, go: Is there a race to contact E.T.?
I have a soft spot for the film, standing as it does sort of on the bridge between Clarke’s slickly utopian machines-as-humans future and a grittier, '70s-influenced, hard-bitten dystopian corporate vision of the way things might be (though Hyams’ 1981 film Outland is far dirtier and grittier—and has far more exploding heads!). But like most films from the Cold War era, it failed to predict the end of Communism and the downfall of the Soviet Union. The central conflict in the film involves the Cold War turning very, very hot, and the lesson we’re supposed to take away—emphasized clumsily by a message from aliens—is that we need to all play nice because we’re all people. … [Read more...] about Video: Movies that predicted the future—and some that didn’t
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One of the challenges and opportunities that we have as this small business team is really applying all of those learnings to the broader Salesforce. That's something that we're committed to doing as well. As we learn what our small businesses users are demanding of us in terms of ease of use and simplicity, how can we bring that to the broader Salesforce? As you and I both know, is the business buyer is now expecting more consumer-like experiences and that's what we're committed to doing. … [Read more...] about Salesforce SMB exec Marie Rosecrans shares insights on meeting the unique needs of small business