Further to my previous post, I have followed up on the reference to psychologist Michael Varnum, ( quoted in Ben Guarino’s article on how humans will react to alien life) being a member of Arizona State University’s ” Interplanetary Initiative” and suffice to say that it is worthy of a more detailed future post.
The short version is that the initiative is new and it’s visionary, highly collaborative and offers a realistic but hopeful path to preparing our global society to become a space faring species. Its mandate includes ” creating fruitful and deep collaborations between a broad range of disciplines” to form teams that will shape our future in space. I will research this in more detail for the next series of posts but suffice to say that I was absolutely thrilled to find “writers” included in the team model. 🙂
Check out the link at the opening of this post to check out their website.