Michio Kaku is a star professor of theoretical physics at City College of New York, a man who is trying to popularize science to be understood by many people.
With plenty of best-selling books to his credit, Kaku struck again with “The God Equation,” in which he explained simply and comprehensively the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, seeking to develop a coherent “theory of everything” about the nature of space.
The professor gave an interview to the Guardian, where he was asked, among other things, if he believes that in the century we will have some contact with extraterrestrial culture.
“Soon we will have the Webb telescope in orbit and we will be able to look at thousands of planets. That is why I believe that the chances are quite high that we will come in contact with an alien civilization. There are my colleagues who believe that we should try to communicate. I think this is a terrible idea. “
Why; “We all know what happened to Montezuma when she met Cortes in Mexico several hundred years ago. I personally think they will be friendly, but we can not bet on that. So I think we will get in touch, but we have to do it very carefully. “