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For more than 50 years, astronomers have pointed radio receivers to the sky and listened for signs of intelligent life -- mostly, around stars like our own. Since that doesn't seem to be working out so well, a team of SETI researchers is now proposing something radically different: scanning the oldest and dimmest stars in the galaxy.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

For more than 50 years, astronomers have pointed radio receivers to the sky and listened for signs of intelligent life -- mostly, around stars like our own. Since that doesn't seem to be working out so well, a team of SETI researchers is now proposing something radically different: scanning the oldest and dimmest stars in the galaxy.